Methodology: workflow for virtual reposition of mandibular condyle fractures

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BACKGROUND: Even though mandibular condyle fractures have a high clinical relevance, their treatment remains somewhat challenging. Open reduction and internal fixation are difficult due to narrow surgical approaches, poor overview during reduction, and a possible risk of facial nerve damage. In times of technical endeavors in surgery, there is a trend towards the usage of stable CAD-CAM-implants from additive manufacturing or titanium laser sintering. Up until now, there have not been any reports of fracture treatment of the mandibular condyle using this technique.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: We present a workflow for virtual repositioning of the fractured mandibular condyle, to manufacture patient-specific implants for osteosynthesis with the intention of use of resorbable metal alloys in the future.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
JournalMaxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2023

External IDs

PubMedCentral PMC9859969
Scopus 85146760414


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Craniomaxillofacial trauma, Mandibular condyle fractures, Osteosynthesis, Patient-specific implant, Virtual repositioning