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Section Trauma

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

S.O.R.G. e.V. Europe

Chairman

Jan de Lange

Amsterdam UMC

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Section members

Leander Dubois

Amsterdam UMC | St. Antonius Ziekenhuis

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Harald Essig

University Hospital Zürich

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Zürich, Switzerland

Günter Lauer

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dresden, Germany

Niall McLeod

The John Radcliffe Hospital

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oxford, United Kingdom

Wolfgang Puelacher

University Hospital Innsbruck

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Innsbruck,Austria

Baucke van Minnen

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Groningen, The Netherlands

S.O.R.G. North America

Chairman

Martin Steed

Medical University of South Carolina

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Charleston, South 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

David Powers

Section Past Chairman

Duke University Health System

Dept. of Plastic Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

Durham, North Carolina, USA