AL-Yarmook Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
Document Type : Research Paper
The facial symmetry is a specific measure of bodily symmetry and it influences judgements of aesthetic traits, therefore special attention and care must payed during orbital fracture treatment to consider every detail in the scenario of surgical reconstruction. Many materials have been used for treatment of orbital bones fractures and titanium mesh is widely used implant for this purpose therefore it worthwhile to study it.
AIM OF STUDY:
Evaluate the complications of using titanium mesh in the treatment of orbital floor fractures.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
The study included 13 patients (11 males and 2 females) presented to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Department in Al-Yarmook Teaching Hospital Iraq/ Baghdad in the period from January 2018 to June 2019 with traumatic orbital floor fracture and they underwent reconstruction with titanium mesh.
The results showed that the most common cause for trauma was road traffic accident (53.8%). Preoperative diplopia found in 12 patients (92.31%) followed by persistent diplopia found in only one (7.69%). Preoperative enophthalmos was (61.5%) in eight patients, six of them improved after treatment and returned to the normal condition but only two had postoperative enophthalmos with less severity.
The reconstruction of orbital floor using titanium mesh was successful in most of the cases and the resulted was good and satisfactory aesthetic and functional results.
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