Speaker: Prof Antonio Tullio
Authors: Dott. Francesco Giovacchini, Dott.ssa Valeria Mitro, Dott. Massimiliano Gilli, Dott. Gabriele Monarchi, Prof. Antonio Tullio, University of Perugia
The first free flaps jaws reconstructions were performed in 1980-1990 in oncologic patients. The importance of a correct surgery planning with a computer simulation of the bone flaps segments positioning was immediately clear.
The following step was the print and the intraoperatively use of custom-made devices as guides to faithfully reproduce the virtual reconstructive project.
In 1990 started the CAD-CAM (Computer-Aided-Design Computer-Aided-Manufactoring) era.