NEW MANDIBLE PRODUCTS
To allow the surgeon to build a longer modular frame, a new 120 mm carbon fiber connecting rod has been included in the set. Extended carbon fiber rods with lengths of 140, 160, 180, and 200 mm are available on request, but will not fit inside the tray of the graphic case. Instruments specifically designed for this system are the ratcheting screwdriver handle, the rapid driver and the Schanz screw adapter for tightening of the Schanz screws. The new mandible external fixator II can be adjusted throughout the whole operating procedure and is MR safe.
Fig 1aâ€“i Stabilization of the mandible during primary resection of a floor-of-the-mouth carcinoma with infiltration of the sympyseal bone. The sequence shows the application starting in the angles, stepwise assembly, temporary removal of the connecting bar for en bloc tumor resection and remounting. Case images courtesy of Carl-Peter Cornelius, MĂźnchen, DE
Published on May 5, 2008