ZOLTAN FABIAN, KRISTOF KADAR, LAJOS PATONAY, KRISZTIAN NAGY APPLICATION OF 3D PRINTED BIOCOMPATIBLE PLASTIC SURGICAL TEMPLATE FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A NASOALVEOLAR CLEFT WITH PREOPERATIVE VOLUME ANALYSIS Secondary autogenous bone grafting is the gold standard for the closure of an alveolar cleft. A preoperative surgical planning helps to determine the optimal shape and volume of the graft, that ideally guide canine eruption to the cleft area and ensure adequate nasal support. The authors describe their experience with design and use of an individually shaped 3D template for an autologous bone graft with fibrin glue for correct volume design. The conforming template is designed using freeware and open source software, it is manufactured by means of additive technology using autoclavable resin.
Keywords: alveolar cleft, 3D reconstruction, surgical template, secondary alveolar bone graft