Engineering Assisted Surgery™ http://www.maxfac.com
Computer planning is routine for patients with jaw discrepancies.
X rays are analysed to identify the origin of the deformity. Digital photography
is used to rehearse the operation on screen, to see the effects of different
surgical procedures. The Maxillofacial Surgery speciality has pioneered
many innovative techniques especially related to facial analysis and treatment
planning using computers. More recently this technology has been developed
and recognised internationally by a an NCAFOS Surgeon who has adapted
engineering manufacturing techniques to the healthcare industry. Using
CT scans and computer technology, plastic anatomical models (biomodels)
can be made of any region of the body to assist in diagnosis and treatment
Custom Drill Jig for Accurate Dental Implant Placement
D igital photographs are taken and “operations” are carried out on a computer laptop screen for the patient. Several options may be shown to illustrate the likely effects of both hard and soft tissue surgery (photomorphanalysis™). Wrinkles and furrows may be digitally removed. Liposuction and liposculpture may be simulated together with face lift and blepharoplasty. The technology is used routinely in jaw surgery cases, nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty) and Facelift (Rhytidectomy).