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Revista odontológica mexicana

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LICEAGA REYES, Rodrigo  and  VELAZQUEZ GRACIA, Guillermo. Use of resorbable bicortical screws as an alternative in mandibular orthognatic surgery: Presentation of two cases and literature review. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.4, pp.239-243. ISSN 1870-199X.

The use of plates and resorbable screws of polylactic and polyglycolic acid allows that these osteosynthesis materials be used as substitution of traditional materials like titanium, in pediatric as well as in adult cases. When compared to titanium, they still show some disadvantages like discomfort during use and financial cost, many studies show they are a valid alternative to osteosynthesis with titanium in most clinical situations. In this report two clinical cases are described where resorbable materials like maxillofacial osteosynthesis, and advantages and disadvantages are assessed as well as characteristics of these materials. Advantages and disadvantages are also assessed with respect to two cases where this material was used. Present indications of resorbable osteosynthesis according to literature are also documented.

Keywords : Orthognatic surgery; resorbable screws.

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