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A new attachment for proximal segment positioning for bimaxillary dysgnathic surgery--technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16618546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The frequent insertion of self-tapping screws for securing the proximal positioning plate in bimaxillary osteotomy often cause loosening of screws and plate, which produces incorrect repositioning. In this article, a newly developed base-attachment for a T-shaped proximal positioning plate for bimaxillary osteotomy is presented. MATERIAL: The base-attachment set consists of a titanium base-attachment and two titanium tapped screws. The attachment has a shallow depression having the same shape as the basal part of the positioning plate. METHOD: The base-attachment is secured by self-tapping screws until the end of the procedure, and the T-shaped proximal positioning plate is placed and secured by two titanium-tapped screws. RESULT: By using this base-attachment, the T-shaped plate can be easily placed repeatedly without difficulty. CONCLUSION: This base-attachment set may be useful for the frequently repositioned proximal plate in bimaxillary osteotomy.
Seiji Iida; Tobias Reuther; Tomonao Aikawa; Takayoshi Sakai; Masaya Okura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-08     Completed Date:  2006-07-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
The First Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Plates
Bone Screws
Internal Fixators*
Jaw / surgery*
Jaw Fixation Techniques / instrumentation*
Mandibular Condyle / surgery
Osteotomy / instrumentation

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