Int J Stomatol ›› 2023, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (1): 114-119.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2023016

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Application of suture anchor in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Yashengjiang Muhesen1,2(),Tuerdi Maimaitituxun1,2()   

  1. 1.Dept. of Maxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital/Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830054, China
    2.Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Institute of Stomatology, Urumqi 830054, China
  • Received:2022-05-26 Revised:2022-10-09 Online:2023-01-01 Published:2023-01-09
  • Contact: Maimaitituxun Tuerdi;
  • Supported by:
    Natural Science Foundation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region(2016D01C249)


Soft tissue anchoring fixation is to fix the target soft tissue through anchors and matching sutures implanted into the bone cortex. This technique is widely used in orthopedics, mainly for soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Its application in oral and maxillofacial soft tissue defects has gradually matured to repair and functional reconstruction. This study discusses the basic principle, operation points, types, and scope of suture anchors as well as the specific application of this technique in oral and maxillofacial surgery, also puts forward the existing problems and possible applications with prospects of them in the future.

Key words: anchor fixation, suture anchor, oral and maxillofacial defects, repair and reconstruction

CLC Number: 

  • R 782.12

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