Orbital Fracture Reconstruction Using Digital Three-Dimensional Technology: A Way to Optimize Results

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 3

Rubén Soto Galaz; Mónica Astudillo Ramírez; Rodrigo Bravo Ahumada & Renato Gunckel Muñoz



The reconstruction of fractured orbital walls is complex due to the many volumetric parameters involved. An inadequate restitution of these walls may be associated with postsurgical sequelae in the patient. Is vitally important to count with tools that optimize the restitution of the orbit’s anatomic shape during its reconstruction, and the use of new technologies has allowed the improvement of the surgical results, both anatomical and functional. The aim of this article is to show two surgical tools that allow to optimize the therapeutic results in patients with orbital fracture, which are stereolithographic models with mirror image technique, and intraoperative computed tomography. Their characteristics, their use in three cases of patients with orbital fractures, and the postoperative results are shown.

KEY WORDS: Orbital fracture, Three-dimensional printing (3D printing), stereolithography, computed tomography.


How to cite this article

SOTO, G. R.; ASTUDILLO, R. M.; BRAVO, A. R. & GUNCKEL, M. R. Orbital fracture reconstruction using digital three-dimensional technology: a way to optimize results. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(3):782-787, 2021.


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