3D technology with Orthognathic Surgery 3.0.

pioneers in the 3D application in surgery maxillofacial.

Barcelona, June 2010.- the service of maxillofacial surgery of Centro Médico Teknon has incorporated this month of may 3D technology in all the processes of diagnosis and treatment of maxillofacial deformities by orthognathic surgery, which places him as one of the first centres worldwide in the implementation of the 3D technology.

The team of Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro is the first level Spanish the number of patients treated in surgery of the facial skeleton and one of the top four in Europe.

recent years, this team has developed a research project to integrate 3D into the diagnosis and planning of orthognathic surgery and treatment of maxillofacial deformities. The project, called Orthognathic Surgery 3.0, implies that all patients are studied by three-dimensional radiology, allowing to discriminate asymmetries and alterations in the proportions of the facial elements with a precision of tenths of a millimeter.

later, surgery It is planned and executed in a virtual manner. Thus it can anticipate exactly how to run the process at the time of the actual surgery, calculating the needs of grafts, the size of plates and screws that are necessary to hold the facial bones in the new position. This process also allows generating the so-called CAD/CAM splints, which are surgical guides that will make possible the relocation of the bones (mandible, jaw, Chin, nose, etc.) during surgery, accurately and without having to waste time taking measurements in the operating room. Put another way, these guides generated with CAD/CAM technology from virtual planning prior, contain all the information about the movements to make in the operating room and it means a considerable saving in surgical times.

. after a period of comparative analysis of the classical system, based on the analysis of x-ray in two dimensions and the study of models of plaster of the patient, and the new system, based on the analysis in three dimensions, virtual surgery and generation of splints CAD/CAMIt has been proved the superiority of the latter with regard to accuracy in all phases of the process.

For the team of Dr. Hernández Alfaro, with more than 15 years of experience and over 1,500 patient seized the Orthognathic Surgery 3.0 project is a new paradigm in the handling of patients of maxillofacial deformities by orthognathic surgery. According to data from the Centre 40 per cent of the Spanish population has some deformity maxillofacial.