IMF Screws as an Alternative to Arch Bar Fixation in Management of Mandibular Fracture

Kumar Nilesh, Satish Karandikar

Abstract


Intermaxillary fixation (IMF) is used for management of jaw fracture. Some of the commonly used technique of IMF include arch bar and various dental wirings. However IMF may not be efficiently attained in patients who are edentulous, partially dentulous or have compromised dentition using these traditional techniques. The purpose of this article is to report a case of condylar fracture managed successfully by IMF screws and to highlight its merits and demerits.


Keywords


IMF Screws;Arch Bar;Mandibular Fracture

References


Karlis V, Glickman R. An alternative to arch-bar maxillomandibular fixation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery1997;99(6):1758-9.

Coletti DP, Salama A, Caccamese Jr JF. Application of intermaxillary fixation screws in maxillofacial trauma. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2007;65(9):1746-50.


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