Lag screw fixation in midface fractures.

  title={Lag screw fixation in midface fractures.},
  author={Edmund A. Pribitkin and David M. Cognetti and Stephen N Marshall and Jurij R. Bilyk},
  journal={Facial plastic surgery : FPS},
  volume={21 3},
Through analysis of case series from medical record review, this article demonstrates how lag screw fixation may be used to effectively treat obliquely oriented maxillary, zygomatic, and orbital rim fractures. Lag screw fixation of midface fractures has been overshadowed by other readily available plate fixation techniques. Nonetheless, lag screw fixation provides quick, stable, and effective reduction of obliquely oriented maxillary, zygomatic, and orbital fractures without risk of plate… CONTINUE READING