Intermaxillary Fixation Techniques An EACMFS workbook on keying occlusion and restoring bony anatomy by intermaxillary fixation techniques. Editors. José M . Objective: Various techniques have been employed from time to time to achieve maxillomamdibular fixation. Although arch bars provide an. The utilization and technique of placement for Erich arch bars, Ivy loops, Ernst fixation;. Mandible fracture;. Intermaxillary fixation;. Ivy loops;. Ernst ligatures.

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Journal List Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr v.

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In the treatment of maxillofacial fractures, Inter-maxillary fixation IMF is an important. Sixty dentulous patients who reported to Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur with mandibular fractures and required intermaxillary fixation as a part of treatment plan followd by open reduction and internal fixation under GA were selected and randomly divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each that is Group A and Group B.

No specialized instrument or laboratory work is required. Support Center Support Center. Br J Oral Maxilllofac Surg. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. However, these techniques are time consuming, complicated, costly, need laboratory support, extend surgery time [ 3 ].

Spiral Intermaxillary Fixation

Plast Reconstr Surg ; Arthur G, Berardo N. Typical indications for its use are minimally displaced fractures, deep bite cases, stabilization of fracture during open reduction and internal fixation, orthognathic surgeries and in tumor resection surgeries.


Arch bar fixation done Click here to view. Received Nov 10; Accepted Mar It lends support to the fractured fragment from both buccal and lingual surfaces. The upper and lower arch bars or Ivy eyelet wiring is secured by wires and IMF is done with the help of box wiring.

Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg ; Intermaxillary fixation IMF remains an important component in the management of many facial fractures. The pearl steel wire: The effect of interdental continuous loop wire splinting and intermaxillary fixation on the marginal gingiva. Another disadvantage is that it cannot be used in displaced mandibular fractures. Comparison of intra- and post-operative parameters Click here to view.

During IMF, dental occlusion tefhniques an important role as a guide and therapeutic tool. Then the wire is wound around the tip of the instrument four of five times.

Various techniques have been employed from time to time to achieve maxillomamdibular fixation. Same procedure is repeated on the premolar teeth and on the contralateral side molar and premolar regions.

Intermaxillary fixation with buccolingual stabilization. This article has been cited by. Spiral wires are placed in mandible and then the free end of both maxillary and mandibular wires are tightened to achieve IMF.


A New Simplified Technique for Intermaxillary Fixation by Loop-Designed Wire

Intermaxillary fixation with IMF screws is more efficacious compared to Erich arch bars in the treatment of mandibular fractures. Accidental root perforation was the only limitation of IMF screws.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg ; The aim of the present study was to compare the advantages and disadvantages of intermaxillary fixation screws over the Erich arch bars in mandibular fractures. How to cite this article: A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology. An audit of mandibular fractures treated by intermaxillary fixation using intraoral cortical bone screws.

At the end of treatment, holding and pulling the loop wire can easily remove IMF with minimum trauma to the adjacent soft tissue. It firmly maintains the desired occlusion.

Spiral Intermaxillary Fixation

Wire-free fixation of jaw fractures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open.

The final positioning of spiral wires in maxilla. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Please review our privacy policy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; After achieving the occlusion, the ends of wire are twisted together on the buccal surface of the lower premolar and molar teeth on both fixxation Fig.

Int J Oral Maxillofacial Surg.