Orbital fractures may be either isolated or part of midface fractures. These injuries may cause disruption of the orbital walls and herniation or entrapment of orbital contents resulting in enophthalmos or diplopia.
Surgical exploration of the orbit is the definitive mode of management of such injuries. A common problem encountered during such exploration is the prolapse of orbital soft tissues which hamper the visualization of the defects.
Here, we suggest an adjunct to the orbital retractors in control prolapsing soft tissues.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant unlimited access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
Al-Qurainy IA, Titterington DM, Dutton GN et al (1991) Midfacial fractures and the eye: the development of a system for detecting patients at risk of eye injury. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 29:363
Honig JF, Jackson IT (1994) A simple teaspoon retractor for exposure of the orbital floor. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 52:992–993
Rai A, Magarkar S, Datarkar A (2014) Customized orbital floor soft tissue retractor. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 13:73–74
AO surgery reference. www2.aofoundation.org/CMF/midface/orbitalfloorfracture/orbitalreconstruction
Conflict of interest
The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
About this article
Cite this article
Rajendiran, S., Krishnan, B. Retraction of Orbital Soft Tissue During Orbital Surgery: A Technical Note. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 19, 149–150 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-019-01213-0