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Schwaiger, M; Wallner, J; Pau, M; Feichtinger, M; Zrnc, T; Zemann, W; Metzler, P.
Clinical experience with a novel structure designed bridging plate system for segmental mandibular reconstruction: The TriLock bridging plate.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2018; 46(9):1679-1690
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Feichtinger Matthias
Metzler Philipp
Pau Mauro
Schwaiger Michael
Wallner Jürgen
Zemann Wolfgang
Zrnc Tomislav
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The innovative TriLock Bridging Plate System (Medartis AG, Switzerland) was developed to reduce common complications related to conventional mandibular reconstruction plates. The novelties regarding the plating system concern the cross-strut structure in the centerpiece, the bendable side elements and the reduction of the plate's thickness to 2.0 mm 4 different models are available, which cover lateral and central segmental mandibular defects. The plating system has only been introduced at selected maxillofacial units so far and clinical assessment is still lacking. Thus, the aim of the study was to analyze the novel Bridging Plate system in terms of its clinical applicability, rate of trimming and postoperative outcomes in a first investigation over 6 months. The study includes 25 patients with segmental mandibular resection, who underwent reconstruction with TriLock Bridging Plates. According to the assessment parameters, excellent clinical applicability was stated in 48%. The overall trimming rate was found to be 88%. Mostly adaptions to the distal bendable elements of lateral plates were performed. The occurrence of postoperative complications was 16%. Plate fracture occurred in 4%. With reference to the results, the novel plating system represents a viable method for segmental mandibular reconstruction, however, further evaluation is needed, for a more detailed analyzation. Copyright © 2018 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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