Reconstruction of orbital floor fractures using a porous polyethylene implant: outcomes in the early, intermediate and late postoperative periods


KURT ÖZKAYA N. , ERÇÖÇEN A. R.

ENT Updates, vol.10, no.2, pp.321-325, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.32448/entupdates.718393
  • Title of Journal : ENT Updates
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-325
  • Keywords: Orbital fractures, reconstructive surgery, polyethylene, implants, artificial, LONG-TERM OUTCOMES, BLOWOUT FRACTURES, GRAFTS, REPAIR

Abstract

Objective: The porous polyethylene implant (PPEI) is one of the most commonly used alloplastic materials in cranio-maxillofacial surgery. It is widely preferred because of its biocompatible, durable, flexible and thin nature as well as for its low complication rates. The purpose of the present study was to review the clinical and surgical outcomes of PPEI usage for orbital floor fractures.