Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;37(1):1. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40902-015-0001-9
Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Str. Motilor Nr. 33, 400001 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. email@example.com
School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical and Analytical Technologies, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, South Korea.
The restoration of extensive zygomatic complex defects is a surgical challenge owing to the difficulty of accurately restoring the normal anatomy, symmetry, proper facial projection and facial width. In the present study, an extensive post-traumatic zygomatic bone defect was reconstructed using a custom-made implant that was made with a selective laser melting (SLM) technique. The computer-designed implant had the proper geometry and fit perfectly into the defect without requiring any intraoperative adjustments. A one-year follow-up revealed a stable outcome with no complications.