Section Trauma

Section Chairman, North America
Martin Steed

Medical University of South Carolina

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Section Past Chairman, North America
David Powers

Duke University Health System

Dept. of Plastic Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery

Durham, North Carolina, USA 

Section Members

Larry Cunningham

University of Kentucky

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Stephen MacLeod

Loyola University

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Goals and tasks of the Trauma section

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

Master Course 2015: Management of Mandibular Condylar Fractures

Management of Mandibular Condylar Fractures: Are 20th Century Techniques Still “State of the Art” in the 21st Century?
Please join us in Atlanta to see the “state of the art”, as well as look around the corner into what might be coming regarding this common injury. more...

S.O.R.G. Europe

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...

Trauma Courses

February 28 - March 1, 2015

Master Course - Management of Mandibular Condylar Fractures
Atlanta, GA

Oct. 31st - Nov. 1st, 2014

TMJ Trauma Course Dresden:
"Trauma Surgery of the Fractured Condyle of the Mandible –
Current Concepts and Innovations"
Dresden, Germany