The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative results of open reduction versus endoscopically controlled reconstructions of orbital floor fractures. The medical records of 83 patients, treated between January 2000 and December 2008, were reviewed for enophthalmos, diplopia and complications. Fifty-eight patients were operated on using open reduction and in 25 patients the open reduction was endoscopically controlled. A significantly better outcome, regarding enophthalmos and diplopia improvement, was found in the endoscopically controlled group. Endoscopically controlled reconstruction of orbital floor fractures seems to be a more accurate and successful treatment.

autogenous bone, blow out, endoscopic controlled, orbital floor fractures, reconstruction
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2012.01.006, hdl.handle.net/1765/66457
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Hundepool, A.C, Willemsen, M.C, Koudstaal, M.J, & van der Wal, K.G.H. (2012). Open reduction versus endoscopically controlled reconstruction of orbital floor fractures: A retrospective analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Vol. 41, pp. 489–493). doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2012.01.006