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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 194-196

The use of mini plates for intermaxillary fixation in a severely comminuted mandibular fracture with bilateral condylar fractures


Department of OMFS, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, NSW, Australia

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James William Clohessy
139, Chisto Road, Waratah, NSW 2298
Australia
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.201360

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Intermaxillary fixation (IMF) is an integral technique utilized by maxillofacial surgeons to appropriately reduce and relate maxillary and mandibular fractures to both one another and the facial skeleton. This case report reviews the management of a comminuted mandibular fracture including inoperable bilateral condylar fractures that precluded the use of convention IMF techniques necessitating an alternative technique. This was achieved in the form of modified bony plates extending intraorally. Postoperative review showed favorable results with occlusion and range of motion comparable to the premorbid function and no unforeseen complications.


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