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Repair of Fractured Forehead Using Surgical Planning in Makkah

​A medical team in Makkah Al-Mukarramah region was able to conduct a rare surgical intervention using the modern three-dimensional surgical planning technique and repair a forehead bone fracture and deformities therein, due to which the patient suffered for a long time, as a result of an old traffic accident, in a successful operation that took 3 hours.

Makkah Health Cluster said that doctors of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at King Abdullah Medical City were able to end the suffering of a young man in the second decade of life who had a traffic accident that led to a fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket seven years ago.
Makkah Health Cluster added that the medical team found after conducting clinical, laboratory and radiological examinations, confirming the existence of a double fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket, and the fracture was not fixed in the previous operation performed on the patient due to difficulty of the situation at the time, which necessitated this qualitative restoration operation in which they used a highly printed formulation suitable for the affected area.
The case treatment team indicated that after the operation, the patient was transferred to the inpatient department to complete treatment follow-up stages with the nursing teams until he recovers along with follow up in outpatient clinics through separate appointments.
The Cluster emphasized that the idea of this technology is to take CT scan images and convert them into three-dimensional figures, then print and install them in the affected area of the patient so that the operation can be performed on the patient’s printed image before the operation, in order to avoid unexpected dangers.
The team indicated that the previous medical procedure for such cases uses a bone graft taken from the patient’s body, which is often accompanied by multiple complications, in addition to time and hours consuming for the operation that may reach 6 hours, and the length of the recovery period, some of which may reach weeks.
The cluster explained that the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery had performed 75 qualitative operations in the past year, including head and neck tumors, facial and jaw restoration, and orthognathic surgery.

Last Update : 23 January 2023 06:29 PM
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