Plate removal in traumatic facial fractures: 13-year practice review.

  title={Plate removal in traumatic facial fractures: 13-year practice review.},
  author={Daniel Y Nagase and Douglas J Courtemanche and Daniel A Peters},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={55 6},
Various complications can result from titanium plate internal fixation, including infection, exposure, pain, cold intolerance, and palpability. The incidence of such complications has become a topic of recent interest with the advent of resorbable plating. We undertook a retrospective review to determine complication rates of titanium fixation in a facial fracture population. Out of 266 patients with operative management of traumatic facial fracture between 1991 and 2004, 135 patients had… CONTINUE READING

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