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The AO Technical Commission Craniomaxillofacial (AO TC CMF) has gone through a remarkable change in structure and strategy. The former Expert Groups have been dissolved to focus on specific task and projects in new task forces for more flexibility and less overlap among the groups working in the area on new solutions.

Read about the Task Force work and approaches to evaluate new technologies in craniomaxillofacial surgery >

Recently approved solutions in CMF:

MatrixMANDIBLE 2.4 mm Cortex Screw Line Extension

Offering better flexibility for CMF surgeons in the treatment of mandibular fractures.

MatrixMIDFACE 1.3 Line Extension

Providing more fixation options in the smaller plates while being aligned with the Matrix concept.

Find information to all innovations on AO Approved Solutions >

“CMF has the advantage of being at the forefront of innovations in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Find out more about the AO Technical Commission's work in this area.”

Daniel Buchbinder, AO Technical Commission Executive Board Chair



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