Helping patients with Maxillofacial surgery and Implants

The damages of head, face, jaws and neck are treated by oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is an internationally certified surgery. Countries like Canada, Australia, US and Israel, they recognize this as a dentistry specialty. Whereas, in most of the Europe, it is recognized as both, medicine and dentistry specialty. And a degree in both, dentistry and medicine is compulsory.

Maxillofacial Implants

The Key Important Figure: Maxillofacial Surgeon

A maxillofacial surgeon is a surgeon who deals with the treatment of mouth, skull and jaw. As mentioned above, the maxillofacial surgeon is required to have a training of surgery, dentistry as well as medical. The demand of maxillofacial surgeons who choose medicine as a first degree of profession and then go for dentistry have a relatively increasing trend in some of the Europe countries.

Separate Entity or Not?

The professional associations in some of the countries recognizes maxillofacial as a separate entity of specialization. These associations are:

  • American Dental Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Dental Council of India
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Other than these associations, maxillofacial surgery is practiced in many countries but under different forms and is sometimes executed by a single qualified surgeon.

The Procedures Involved in Maxillofacial Surgery: 

The treatment which takes place for maxillofacial surgery includes face, skull, jaw and neck, which are further classified as:

  • Cosmetic Surgery: It’s a surgery which is operated on head and neck of the body. It includes Botox, cosmetic treatments, enhancement of lips and enlargement of chin and cheek.
  • Dentoalveolar surgery: A surgery where surgeon deals with the removal of teeth. It includes extractions, implanting of bone, the placement for better anatomy is provided.
  • Corrective jaw surgery: It deals with the treatment of shallow breaths, the pauses of breaths in the sleep specifically called sleep apnea.

Importance of Practice of Anaesthesia:

In countries like United States, the maxillofacial surgeon are required to go through five months training of anaesthesia. The practice for paediatric anaesthesia is also required for the surgeons to undergo.

Is Laser Applicable in Maxillofacial Surgery or Not?

For almost all oral and dental surgery, CO2 laser is used as it deals with the procedure of soft tissues. The laser got introduced in the mids of 1980s and has still remained as the golden standard for dealing with the procedure of soft tissues.

Is Maxillofacial Implanting Different?

The implanting system of maxillofacial surgery is specifically designed to reconstruct mandibles and chin. Midface fracture orthopaedic surgery, they also get fixed and operated through implanting. The procedure takes place by encompassing pan-facial fractures (fractures which involve lower, upper and middle face) to simple fractures. The products to address fractures like midface fracture, orbital fractures, mandible and zygoma fractures are included in this category. Moreover, the reconstruction of products such as reconstruction of mandible, resection of tumor are also included in this. Different size of screws and plates are used according to the thickness and need of requirement of procedure needed. The best quality Maxillofacial Plating System plates and screws are provided by GPC Medical. And they must have the following features:

  • The screws and plates should be compatible within each system
  • The edges of the plates should be rounded because it helps reducing the irritation in soft tissues.
  • For low insertion torque unique screw designs should be enabled.

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Orthopedic Surgical Instruments – A must for Surgeons

Surgeries are often the most dreaded and paradoxically also life saving procedures that help a person get back to a normal healthy living. In the case of orthopedic surgeries, it is primarily done to restore the function of the skeletal system. For performing these surgeries the surgeons need specially designed tools that have specific functions and are used for general use and for specific use. These tools basically provide assistance to the surgeons for the step by step systematic and proper handling of the surgery.

As technology progresses and medical innovations are carried out almost on a daily basis these tools have become more and more sophisticated and specific giving improved results.

Orthopedic surgeries can include a hip replacement surgery or hand surgery to release tendons for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The range of skills required in the process of an orthopedic surgery and the instruments needed to accomplish this task can be very wide. Surgeons require very specific instruments for various kinds of surgeries which can include power drills to delicate micro-surgical instruments in another.

The different types of orthopedic surgical instruments include:

Bone Instruments: Bones are one of the hardest parts of our body and fixing and cutting through them is not a very easy job. The instruments required for making these cuts are generally powered tools. Some are used by the hands like the straight hand saw which also includes the hack saw and the saber saw. In the more specialized surgeries like the knee surgery where more accurate and measurable cuts are required the “gigli” saw is used which is like a cable made of sharp strands of wire.

The asternal saw is a reciprocating bone cutter which has a powered rotary oscillation that provides smooth controllable cuts and is mostly used for cutting the ribs or the skull.

A Cosotome is a powerful rib cutter which has two levers, the first one grasping the rib and the second cutting through the ribs. It is used to pertain access to the thoracic activity.

In back surgery “rongeurs” are used to cut the small bone.

For most bone surgeries you require automatic drills to instill pins, screws and plates. Pliers, screw drivers and mallets are the hand tools used in most of the surgeries for skimming bone of the surface.

Tissue Instruments: For constructing the broken tissues a number of new instruments have entered the market. However, the basic instruments like the scissors, clamps, and retractors. Each one has its role. The scissors ofcourse is used for cutting, the clamps for stopping the blood vessels from bleeding and the retractors does the work of holding back the tissues so that the surgeons can operate freely.

Prosthesis: This is one of the most regular type of orthopedic surgery being done. Several types of instruments are required to perform this surgery. It includes chisels, glue, power tools, reamers, and calipers. All these instruments have different roles to help in replacing the bone with an artificial one.

Surgical instruments play a crucial role in the rate of success of the surgery. The material that gets used in making of these instruments helps in improving the sustainability and results of the surgery.

Orthopedic Prosthesis

GPC Medical Limited, an international medical and hospital supplies company specials in the products used for orthopedic surgeries. They are deeply integrated by the fact that these devices are life saving instruments and can play a major role in the lifestyle of the patient. Hence, they give the best product with latest technical medical research. For the best buy of surgical instruments, trust GPC Medical.

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