Bone segment navigation is a surgical method used in the field to find the anatomical position of displaced bone fragments in fractures, allowing a good fixation by osteosynthesis. It has been developed for the first time in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
After an accident or injury, a fracture can be produced and the resulting bony fragments can be displaced. In the oral and maxillofacial area, such a discplacement could have a major effect both on facial aesthetics and organ function: a fracture occurring in a bone that delimits the orbit can lead to diplopia; a mandibular fracture can induce significant modifications of the dental occlusion; in the same manner, a skull (neurocranium) fracture can produce an increased intracranial pressure.
Read more about Bone Segment Navigation: Surgical Planning and Surgical Simulation, Materials and Devices Needed For Preoperative Planning and Simulation, Transferring The Preoperative Planning To The Operating Theatre, Surgical Segment Navigator, Indications For The Hard Tissue Segment Navigation Method
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