Fixation of zygomatic fractures with a new biodegradable copolymer osteosynthesis system: Preliminary results

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Abstract

Abstract.

In a prospective study, a new biodegradable osteosynthesis material for the facial skeleton has been used in 27 patients with zygomatic fractures. In the six-month follow-up period, the first ten patients showed clinically and radiologically uneventful healing of bone. There were no implant-related complications. The main advantages of the new material are its malleability when heated, enabling fast adaptation to the bone surface, and the avoidance of a second operation for implant removal.

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