Fracture immobilization using round stainless wire

  • A.I Nduka


There are many different methods for fixation of the bony fragments of the facial-oral area. The best one depends on several factors, such as the extent of the fracture, number of remaining teeth, soft tissue damage, preferences and experience of the surgeon. Fractures of mandible and maxilla are commonly treated by either conservative or operative methods. A conservative method is used when the fracture is not complicated, not displaced, can easily be reduced and patient has good, strong and enough number of teeth. On the other hand, when the fracture is complicated, displaced and no enough teeth remaining, an operative approach becomes inevitable.

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