Observations on the Use of Rigid Fixation for Craniofacial Deformities in Infants and Young Children

  title={Observations on the Use of Rigid Fixation for Craniofacial Deformities in Infants and Young Children},
  author={J. Fearon and I. Munro and D. Bruce},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
With the introduction of smaller plating systems, many surgeons have adopted their use for craniofacial procedures in infants and small children. We have encountered some previously undescribed problems associated with the use of plates and screws in infants and children. These problems can be classified into three general areas: 1) Plate displacement. This occurs after placement of the metal plates on the outside of the infant calvaria. With subsequent growth, these plates and screws may be… Expand
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