A Syrian doctor invents a device to build the mandible and chin automatically

Damascus, SANA- Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist Dr. Khaled al-Aouf obtained a patent for inventing a device to reconstruct the front of the lower jaw and chin by a subjective, unilateral and bi-sided circular motion.

“The device is made of titanium, it is used to reconstruct the lower jaw bone and chin, it also builds the soft tissues of the jaw if it was lost, without the need for bone grafts or artificial restoration materials”, Dr. al-Aouf told SANA reporter.

Dr. al-Aouf, who has spent seven years in inventing and testing his device, added that the device helps the patients who suffer of the injuries of the front of the jaw and chin due to traumatic injuries and accidents, in addition to the injuries of the war.

The device has had a 100% success rate, when it was applied to a number of patients, It is considered the first of its kind locally and even in the world, because it circularly builds bone, according to his inventor.

The invention is expected to be registered by the European office of the international “WIPO” organization intellectual property in the name of Syria.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Hala Zain

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