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Title: Biocompatible materials for orbital wall reconstruction - an overview
Authors: Vasile, Victor A.
Istrate, Sinziana
Iancu, Raluca C.
Piticescu, Roxana M.
Cursaru, Laura M.
Schmetterer, Leopold
Garhöfer, Gerhard
Cherecheanu, Alina Popa
Keywords: Engineering::Bioengineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Vasile, V. A., Istrate, S., Iancu, R. C., Piticescu, R. M., Cursaru, L. M., Schmetterer, L., Garhöfer, G. & Cherecheanu, A. P. (2022). Biocompatible materials for orbital wall reconstruction - an overview. Materials, 15(6), 2183-.
Project: CG/C010A/2017 
Journal: Materials 
Abstract: The reconstruction of an orbit after complex craniofacial fractures can be extremely demanding. For satisfactory functional and aesthetic results, it is necessary to restore the orbital walls and the craniofacial skeleton using various types of materials. The reconstruction materials can be divided into autografts (bone or cartilage tissue) or allografts (metals, ceramics, or plastic materials, and combinations of these materials). Over time, different types of materials have been used, considering characteristics such as their stability, biocompatibility, cost, safety, and intraoperative flexibility. Although the ideal material for orbital reconstruction could not be unanimously identified, much progress has been achieved in recent years. In this article, we summarise the advantages and disadvantages of each category of reconstruction materials. We also provide an update on improvements in material properties through various modern processing techniques. Good results in reconstructive surgery of the orbit require both material and technological innovations.
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma15062183
Schools: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 
Organisations: Singapore National Eye Centre 
Duke-NUS Medical School 
Research Centres: SERI-NTU Advanced Ocular Engineering (STANCE)
Rights: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
Fulltext Permission: open
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