Sutureless transconjunctival repair of orbital blowout fractures

Viet H. Ho, Joseph P. Rowland, James S. Linder, James Fleming

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate early postoperative results and complications in patients who underwent repair of isolated orbital floor blowout fractures with placement of nonfixed implants through a transconjunctival and sutureless incision. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 26 cases of isolated floor fractures repaired by this technique. Criteria for inclusion in this study were transconjunctival approach, nonfixed orbital implants, and sutureless closure. Early postoperative complications were evaluated. Results: Twenty-six patients (16 male, 10 female) underwent repair of an isolated floor fracture and were followed after surgery for 1 to 26 months. No eyelid malposition, infection, or implant extrusion occurred. However, 1 patient (3.8%) had early migration of the orbital implant that did not require further intervention. Conclusions: Repair of orbital floor blowout fractures with a nonfixed implant through the transconjunctival approach and sutureless closure provides an excellent functional and cosmetic result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

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Orbital Fractures
Orbital Implants
Eyelids
Cosmetics
Sutureless Surgical Procedures
Infection

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  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Sutureless transconjunctival repair of orbital blowout fractures. / Ho, Viet H.; Rowland, Joseph P.; Linder, James S.; Fleming, James.

In: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Vol. 20, No. 6, 01.11.2004, p. 458-460.

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Ho, Viet H. ; Rowland, Joseph P. ; Linder, James S. ; Fleming, James. / Sutureless transconjunctival repair of orbital blowout fractures. In: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 458-460.
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