Current Strategies in Post-traumatic Orbital Reconstruction

  • Nils-Claudius GellrichEmail author
  • Jan Dittmann
  • Simon Spalthoff
  • Philipp Jehn
  • Frank Tavassol
  • Rüdiger Zimmerer
Invited Mini Review


Posttraumatic orbital reconstruction is one of the most fascinating fields in reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery. Hardly any other field in craniomaxillofacial surgery has changed so much in terms of diagnostics, biomaterial selection for reconstruction, surgical techniques including approaches and quality control. In particular, in the field of reconstructive orbital surgery all advances in modern medical treatment are summarized and represented. Reconstructive orbital surgery thus became the medical field spearheading all reconstructive surgical specialties in terms of use of DICOM-data, computer assistance, change towards patient-specific solutions and establishing digital workflows for adequate quality control during all phases of treatment, i.e. pre-, intra- and postoperative. With this paper, this evolutionary process shall be demonstrated as well as display the spirit of change that was necessary to optimize reconstructive orbital surgery and to improve medical care in all areas of reconstruction. Finally, reconstructive orbital surgery could prove to be a highly foreseeable field nowadays, thus giving the next generation of CMF-surgeons a huge opportunity to drive this topic further into the future.


Orbital reconstruction Computer-assistance Orbital surgery Quality control 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nils-Claudius Gellrich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Dittmann
    • 1
  • Simon Spalthoff
    • 1
  • Philipp Jehn
    • 1
  • Frank Tavassol
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Zimmerer
    • 1
  1. 1.Hannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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