A Syrian doctor reforms the entire lower jaw to a 50-year-old woman with a new technique

Damascus,(ST)- Dr. Khaled Auf, a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, reconstructed the entire lower jaw body of a 50-year-old woman who had lost it due to severe injury via a technique and device that he had previously invented and patented.

Dr. Aouf, head of the department of jaw surgery at the police hospital, explained to Sana that the technique is applied for the first time to build the entire mandible bone without the need for heterogeneous or self-implanting procedures, as it was previously applied partially, indicating that the woman was severely injured and the technology was ideal for her condition and proved successful in building the mandible between 20 Up to 25 days.


Aouf stated that the device allowed the building of the lower jaw bone and its completely loose soft tissue without the need to inoculate it with mucous membranes or bone grafts from as far away as the chest, foot and others, indicating that its removal takes place after bone calcification and mineralization and the idea of self-building of the bone in the new device is similar to the technique of managing fractures, which is the mode Two adjacent bone surfaces. The cells depicted in the blood develop within the contact area between them and bone-building cells that help build bone loss.

The face and mouth surgeon indicated that the device is applied to cases of various ages, including the elderly.

A medical team at the police hospital in Damascus succeeded, under the supervision of Dr. Al-Awf, last August to perform a careful surgical operation on a 14-year-old boy who suffers from a lack of growth in the upper half of the face, using the technique of Zurich-based osteopathic bone extenders, which is used for the first time in Syria.


Haifaa Mafalani