ACDS, MDC perform customised maxillary jaw replacement surgery
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: The oral and maxillofacial surgical team of Military Dental Centre, Bolarum, and Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad, led by Lt. Col. Vinay Singh Parihar, on Wednesday performed a customised maxillary jaw replacement surgery at Military Hospital, Secunderabad.
The patient was a 50-year-old woman from the Hanumakonda district who had to undergo surgical removal of her left upper jaw which was damaged by black fungus infection as a complication of Covid-19.
A computer-designed upper jaw model was created after scanning the facial skeleton and intra-oral structures. A titanium jaw was then fabricated using highly advanced 3-D printing technology.
The remarkable feat was accomplished by an amalgamation of technological advancement and surgical expertise. The team is now one of the few in the country to successfully perform rehabilitative procedures using advanced rapid prototyping techniques and paves the way for futuristic patient-specific implant surgeries.