Research projects to support medicine and the health sector in the field of therapy
Orbital floor fractures are usually caused by blunt trauma to the midface, such as a violent crime or a fall. As a consequence, the fracture can lead to complications ranging from cosmetic deficits to serious functional disorders, such as double vision, and even blindness.
In the OrbitaTreat project an orbital floor implant including an implantation system is being developed. A novel implantation path transnasally into the maxillary sinus significantly reduces potential complications, such as optic nerve injury, compared to conventional methods through the orbit. The use of a novel implantation mechanism, as well as the innovative combinations of different materials and their machining processes for the implant, ensures permanent fracture stabilization through the implant.
Medical Devices, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schratzenstaller