The fate of titanium miniplates and screws used in maxillofacial surgery: a 10 year retrospective study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206301
Title:
The fate of titanium miniplates and screws used in maxillofacial surgery: a 10 year retrospective study.
Authors:
O'Connell, J; Murphy, C; Ikeagwuani, O; Adley, C; Kearns, G
Affiliation:
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital,, Limerick, Ireland.
Citation:
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jul;38(7):731-5. Epub 2009 Mar 21.
Journal:
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206301
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijom.2009.02.016
PubMed ID:
19303742
Abstract:
The objective of this 10 year, retrospective study is to evaluate the indications for the removal of titanium miniplates following osteosynthesis in maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic surgery. All patients who had miniplates placed in a Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Department between January 1998 and October 2007 were included. The following variables were recorded: patient gender and age, number of plates inserted, indications for plate placement, location of plates, number and location of plates removed, indications for plate removal, time between insertion and removal, medical co-morbidities, and the follow-up period. During the 10 years of the study, 1247 titanium miniplates were placed in 535 patients. A total of 32 (3%) plates were removed from 30 patients. Superficial infection accounted for 41% of all plates removed. All complications were minor and most plates were removed within the first year of insertion. A low removal rate of 3% suggests that the routine removal of asymptomatic titanium miniplates is not indicated.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; *Bone Plates/adverse effects; *Bone Screws/adverse effects; Child; Child, Preschool; *Device Removal; Female; Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation; Humans; Jaw Fixation Techniques/*instrumentation; Male; Middle Aged; Oral Surgical Procedures/*instrumentation; Prosthesis-Related Infections/etiology/surgery; Retrospective Studies; Skull Fractures/surgery; Titanium; Young Adult
ISSN:
1399-0020 (Electronic); 0901-5027 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIkeagwuani, Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdley, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:46:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:46:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:46:13Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jul;38(7):731-5. Epub 2009 Mar 21.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1399-0020 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0901-5027 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19303742en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijom.2009.02.016en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206301-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this 10 year, retrospective study is to evaluate the indications for the removal of titanium miniplates following osteosynthesis in maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic surgery. All patients who had miniplates placed in a Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Department between January 1998 and October 2007 were included. The following variables were recorded: patient gender and age, number of plates inserted, indications for plate placement, location of plates, number and location of plates removed, indications for plate removal, time between insertion and removal, medical co-morbidities, and the follow-up period. During the 10 years of the study, 1247 titanium miniplates were placed in 535 patients. A total of 32 (3%) plates were removed from 30 patients. Superficial infection accounted for 41% of all plates removed. All complications were minor and most plates were removed within the first year of insertion. A low removal rate of 3% suggests that the routine removal of asymptomatic titanium miniplates is not indicated.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Bone Plates/adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Bone Screws/adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Device Removalen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshJaw Fixation Techniques/*instrumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshOral Surgical Procedures/*instrumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshProsthesis-Related Infections/etiology/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSkull Fractures/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshTitaniumen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleThe fate of titanium miniplates and screws used in maxillofacial surgery: a 10 year retrospective study.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital,, Limerick, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of oral and maxillofacial surgeryen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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