Hardware Removal in Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
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There is no doubt that one of the major advances in fracture management has been the development of direct osteosynthesis techniques, enabling precise fixation of the bones. This allows for earlier return to function and improved aesthetics and avoids external frames and wires. Stepwise improvements in plate profile and implant design have greatly facilitated and improved surgical outcomes. Titanium plates have now been used routinely for osteosynthesis in maxillofacial trauma for over 30 years, reflecting their reliability, predictability and biocompatibility.