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3D technology for Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accurate surgery as planned is a dream for both surgeons and patients. In the area of maxillofacial region, anatomic structure is complex and highly various individually. Recent advance in 3-dimensional (3D) technology improves realistic surgical simulation and treatment plan. Additionally, 3D printing can produce surgical stent and custom plate for bone fixation. Developing biocompatible materials for 3D printing gives some hope for replacement of maxillofacial structure by custom implant. The Collection will consider manuscripts on the following three themes:

- 3D simulation surgery for maxillofacial structure and its accuracy
- Surgical guide or 3D guided surgery for maxillofacial area
- Custom implant for maxillofacial defect
- The limitation of current 3D technology for maxillofacial application

Any new submission will be processed with single-blind peer review immediately. To submit a paper, please go to Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's submission website:

When submitting your paper, please select “3D technology for Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” under “Thematic Series” to be included in this special call.

  1. Even though mandibular condyle fractures have a high clinical relevance, their treatment remains somewhat challenging. Open reduction and internal fixation are difficult due to narrow surgical approaches, poor...

    Authors: Jan Matschke, Adrian Franke, Olufunmi Franke, Christian Bräuer and Henry Leonhardt
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2023 45:5
  2. No studies have compared the outcomes of direct perineurial suture with vein graft cuff repair and indirect collagen allograft repair of the lingual nerve following an injury. Therefore, we evaluated and compa...

    Authors: Shigeyuki Fujita, Itaru Tojyo, Takashi Nakanishi and Shigeru Suzuki
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2022 44:6