Introduction: The aim of this paper is to present a system analysis by digital photography and reconstruction in three dimensions (3D) using the OsiriX program for Mac OS X ® , which can be helpful in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with maxillofacial trauma requiring a surgical solution.
Material and methods: We present a series of 5 patients with various fractures in the maxillofacial area where digital photographs and CT were taken. Tomographic information was recorded in DICOM format and analyzed with OsiriX for MAC OS X ® , and 1:1 scale photographs for analysis and measurement. Maxillofacial Surgery Department Protocol from Hospital Carlos van Buren in a pre and post operative way, comparing the planning proposed with what was done in the operating room at the time of surgery.
Results: All pre and postoperative images matched with reconstructions and previously.
Conclusion: It is an objective method to predict surgical outcome based on the integration of measures. It is also a useful tool for diagnosis and preoperative planning in patients with maxillofacial trauma, this avoids wasting time and resources.
Conflict of interest: None declared.