The use of collagen membranes in management of orbital floor fracture

Wahdan, Wessam Sameera; Sleem, Heba Abdulwahedb

Egyptian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.OMX.0000438041.29196.b5
Clinical Papers
Abstract

Orbital floor fractures account for the majority of all traumas involving the middle third of the face. The aim of the treatment in those patients is to free orbital contents, restore floor continuity, and minimize soft tissue fibrosis. Different materials have been tested over the years; however, none of those materials fulfil the ideal requirements of the graft, which necessitates continuous search for a new material. Bovine collagen membrane has been successfully used in oral surgery and wound care. The present study was designed to investigate the use of collagen membrane in the treatment of orbital floor fracture.

Author Information

aDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

bDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Correspondence to Heba Abdulwahed Sleem, MD, Phd, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Abbasya Square, Cairo, Egypt. Tel: +01001942251;e-mail:tarek_elzayat1959@yahoo.com

Received August 28, 2013

Accepted October 30, 2013

© 2014 Egyptian Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery