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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2005;32(2):227-230.
Published online March 1, 2005.
A Comparative Study of the Subjective Symptoms of Bioabsorbable and Metallic Osteofixation System in Zygomatic Bone Fracture.
Woo Jin Park, Hye Kyoung Shin
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea. shinheaky eong@daum.net
Abstract
The surgical treatment of craniofacial disorders, using metallic internal osteofixation system has inspired an evolution with advanced operative technique and fixation devices over past two decades. As any other surgical procedures, this procedure also associates problems such as infection, palpability, loosening, and restrict craniofacial skeleton growth, which lead to undue secondary operations for removal. These problems are improved by using bioabsorbable osteofixation system. We compared the patient's subjective symptoms using bioaborbable system versus metallic osteofixation system in zygomatic bone fracture. we should take the individual steps (postoperative 2 weeks, and 1 year) in treating fractured zygoma. From August, 2001 to August, 2003, we used bioabsorbable osteofixation system in 28 patients in zygomatic fracture (Biosorb(TM) FX(R)) and compared 23 patients who were treated with metallic osteofixation system. There was no significant difference in the both groups in subjective symptoms and postoperative result.
Keywords: Bioabsorbable system; Zygomatic bone; Subjective symptoms
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