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Three-point alignment of zygoma fractures with miniplate fixation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2751855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the years, depression of the malar eminence has been one of the most persistent complications of zygoma fractures, regardless of the fixation technique used. The use of a sublabial incision for direct visualization and alignment of the fracture lines at the infraorbital rim and lateral maxillary buttress is described. When coupled with single miniplate fixation of the zygoma across the frontozygomatic suture, the sublabial approach results in improved reduction of the fractures with rigid stabilization. Our experience with this approach, as well as with two-point wire fixation and with miniplate fixation without sublabial exposure, is reviewed.
K D Holmes; B L Matthews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0886-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-01     Completed Date:  1989-09-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603209     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Plates*
Bone Screws
Bone Wires
Cranial Sutures / pathology
Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation,  methods*
Frontal Bone / pathology
Maxilla / pathology
Middle Aged
Orbit / pathology
Stainless Steel
Zygoma / pathology
Zygomatic Fractures / pathology,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
12597-68-1/Stainless Steel

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