maxillomandibular fixation


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in·ter·max·il·lar·y fix·a·tion

fixation of fractures of the mandible or maxilla by applying elastic bands or stainless steel wire between the maxillary and mandibular arch bars or other types of splint.

maxillomandibular fixation

Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw, mandere, to chew, figere, to fasten
stabilization of fractures of the face or jaw by temporarily connecting the maxilla and mandible by wires, elastic bands, or metal splints. See also elastic-band fixation, nasomandibular fixation.

maxillomandibular fixation

The binding of the maxillary and mandibular teeth together to immobilise the jaw in patients with a mandibular fracture.

in·ter·max·il·lar·y fix·a·tion

(intĕr-maksi-lar-ē fik-sāshŭn)
Fixation of fractures of mandible or maxilla by applying elastic bands or stainless steel wire between the maxillary and mandibular arch bars or other types of splint.
Synonym(s): mandibulomaxillary fixation, maxillomandibular fixation.