Can An Additional Implant Be Placed on Top Of An Existing Orbital Floor Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had an orbital floor injury and subsequently had an orbital floor implant added but I may need another metal implant or simply silicone on top of it. Can that be done?

A:You can place either a custom metal or silicone implant on an existing titanium orbital floor implant. This is not a problem to do and is not uncommon as getting the exact orbital volume restored from a primary fracture repair is difficult to do. It is best done in a custom fusion using a 3D CT scan to design the add on implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana