miniplate

miniplate

(mī'ĕ-lĭ-nō'sĭs),
A metal prosthesis for surgical fracture fixation consisting of a minimal quantity of material formed into a strip or lattice.
[mini- + plate]

miniplate

/mini·plate/ (-plāt) a small bone plate.
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miniplate fixation without maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), maxillomandibular fixation exclusively and maxillomandibular fixation with non-rigid fixation.
The vast majority of published comparative studies on the mechanical properties of miniplate systems have been carried out simulating specific clinical situations.
To study avian fracture healing after repair using miniplates, we evaluated 2 steel miniplate systems in 27 pigeons (Columba livia) divided into 4 groups.
In most recent reports [1, 2], the treating physicians performed reconstructive surgery for lateral column shortening and articular displacement, followed by fixing the fracture with a miniplate or the calcaneocuboid joint with a plate and K-wire after bone grafting.
From tectonics point of view, this province contains a collision belt brought about by eastward subduction of East-Central Iran miniplate (Fig.
Mandibular fractures in dogs were immobilized by tape muzzles (Umphlet and Johnson, 1990), miniplate fixation (Boudrieau and Kudisch, 1996), circular external skeletal fixation (Marshall et al.
Success rate of miniplate anchorage for bone anchored maxillary protraction.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US), miniplate osteosynthesis holds technical advantages over intermaxillary fixation for allowing bone healing of fractures of the facial skeleton in that: plates are small and easily adapted, they are applied monocortically, the approach is intraoral, and the plates provide functional stability that is biomechanically balanced.