A new simplified technique for intermaxillary fixation by loop-designed wire.

Abstract

In the treatment of maxillofacial fractures, Inter-maxillary fixation (IMF) is an important. The upper and lower arch bars or Ivy eyelet wiring is secured by wires and IMF is done with the help of box wiring. Here, we present a new type of IMF technique, using 26-gauze stainless steel 'loop-design' wire, which is a simple, quick, economical and minimally invasive technique without using arch bars. Typical indications for its use are minimally displaced fractures, deep bite cases, stabilization of fracture during open reduction and internal fixation, orthognathic surgeries and in tumor resection surgeries.

DOI: 10.1007/s12663-014-0662-4

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@article{Verma2015ANS, title={A new simplified technique for intermaxillary fixation by loop-designed wire.}, author={Ajay Pal Singh Verma and Sunil Yadav and Vikas Dhupar}, journal={Journal of maxillofacial and oral surgery}, year={2015}, volume={14 2}, pages={499-500} }