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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2012, Issue 2

Leonel EL, Uribe CA, Abu HF, Gómez MBA
Reduction of mandibular fractures without inter-maxillary fixation at the Xoco General Hospital. A retrospective study from 2005 to 2011
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2012; 8 (2)

Language: Español
References: 17
Page: 73-78
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Mandibular fractures are the most common of the facial skeleton. Literature has described multiple techniques to achieve an anatomic reduction of these fractures independent from their site of occurrence. Intermaxillary fixation is one of these techniques, which allows a stable occlusion previous to the surgical intervention. Many references support that the need for intermaxillary fixation is not necessary for the acute treatment of mandibular fractures since the occlusal relation can be established manually. In this retrospective study we share the experience of 452 patients treated in a period of 6 years by the use of manual reduction of mandibular fractures in the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery and maxillofacial surgery in the General Hospital Xoco, Mexico, D.F.

Key words: Mandibular fracture, anatomic reduction, manual reduction, intermaxillary fixation.

>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2012, Issue 2
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