Management of paediatric mandibular condylar fractures with screw-based semi-rigid intermaxillary fixation.

@article{Wu2012ManagementOP,
  title={Management of paediatric mandibular condylar fractures with screw-based semi-rigid intermaxillary fixation.},
  author={Yi Wu and Xing Long and Wang Fang and Bo Li and Y Cheng and Ming-yao Deng and Hongping Cai and Z Gong},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of screw-based semi-rigid intermaxillary fixation (IMF) combined with a specially designed occlusal splint in the conservative treatment of paediatric mandibular condylar fractures. Thirteen paediatric patients with 20 sides of condylar fractures treated with semi-rigid IMF were analyzed retrospectively. Semi-rigid IMF was achieved by inserting self-drilling IMF screws into the anterior alveolar bone of the maxilla and mandible… CONTINUE READING