Open reduction versus endoscopically controlled reconstruction of orbital floor fractures: a retrospective analysis

AC Hundepool, Merijn Willemsen, Maarten Koudstaal, Karel Wal

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The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative results of open reduction versus endoscopically controlled reconstructions of orbital floor fractures. The medical records of 83 patients, treated between January 2000 and December 2008, were reviewed for enophthalmos, diplopia and complications. Fifty-eight patients were operated on using open reduction and in 25 patients the open reduction was endoscopically controlled. A significantly better outcome, regarding enophthalmos and diplopia improvement, was found in the endoscopically controlled group. Endoscopically controlled reconstruction of orbital floor fractures seems to be a more accurate and successful treatment.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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