Section Trauma

Jan de Lange

Academic Medical Center (AMC)

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Section Members

Günter Lauer

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dresden, Germany

Wolfgang Puelacher

University Hospital Innsbruck

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Innsbruck, Austria

Goals and tasks of the section TRAUMA

Trauma was the initial starting point of S.O.R.G. and is up and until today a central focus of the group. Even though, at least in Europe, the number trauma cases decrease, the higher functional and aesthetic expectations of the patient together with an increased cost pressure which urges the surgeon towards a thorough pre-surgical planning and a fast and uneventful recovery. Still we see a large difference in quality of patient care depending on the geographical area the surgical team is based. So besides research and development, teaching and education remains the main focus of our interest.

Research and development on the following subjects:

  • Basic science on bone healing as well as on biomechanics
  • Stress shielding after conventional versus locking plate treatment
  • Diagnostics, visualization and imaging as well as preoperative surgical planning
  • Instrumentation and surgical equipment for surgical practice
  • Material science on biocompatible implant materials
  • Autogenous vs. alloplastic tissue repair
  • Resorbable materials
  • Application of software, instrumentation and new elements which can incorporate into our clinical practice

News of the section Trauma

Innsbruck midfacial trauma course (ASCOS) turns out to be very successful again

Already for the 5th time, 33 international participants coming from 14 different nations made their way to meet in Innsbruck on behalf of the Alpine Symposium on Craniomaxillofacial and Oral surgery (ASCOS). more...

S.O.R.G. Orbita Trauma Concept - The search for a common approach in orbita trauma repair

Orbital floor injuries are among the most frequent midface traumas. This was reason enough for the S.O.R.G. trauma section to develop in close collaboration with KLS Martin a specific treatment set. more...

4th Alpine Symposium on Craniomaxillofacial and Oral Surgery 2013

Already for the 4th time S.O.R.G. carried out a modular comprehensive approach on traumatology in conjunction with our cooperation partner Leopold-Franzens-Medical-University in Innsbruck.  more...