Muscat – The first of its kind surgery in the Sultanate of Oman consisted of reconstructing a fractured floor of the eye sockets. The operation was performed by a medical team headed by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Bakathir, Senior Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, and Dr. Khamis bin Muhammad Al-Hasani, Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery.
The operation was performed on a young man who suffered a fracture of the floor of the orbits of the eye as a result of a traffic accident. The plate was manufactured in cooperation with the Omani company ‘CureTech’, which designed the plate using the CT coordinates of the patient and then planned the location of the plate in cooperation with the medical team through a special program using 3D technology. To build the plate electronically and to restore the fracture area with extreme precision using PEEK (Polyetheretherketone), a polymer material that withstands high temperatures and chemical reaction, was designed to be a prosthetic piece in the human body.
The operation, which lasted 60 minutes, was performed smoothly and was successful, compared to 3 hours when using the traditional method of repairing orbital fracture.
The CT scan after the operation showed that the restoration and reconstruction of the fracture area was carried out accurately and in accordance with the pre-operative surgical planning, as the patient left the hospital in good health.
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