Rigid fixation in the management of maxillofacial trauma.


1. Although intermaxillary fixation was the primary means of treating mandibular injuries, rigid plate fixation has eliminated the need for prolonged mandibulo-maxillary immobilization in many cases. 2. Prolonged intermaxillary fixation can result in poor nutritional support, poor oral hygiene, and the induction of gingival and masticatory muscle atrophy… (More)


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