nasomandibular fixation


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na·so·man·dib·u·lar fix·a·tion

mandibular immobilization, especially for edentulous jaws, with maxillomandibular splints, attached by connecting a circummandibular wire with an intraoral interosseous wire passed through a hole drilled into the anterior nasal spine of the maxillae.

nasomandibular fixation

[nā′zōmandib′yoo͡lər]
Etymology: L, nasus + mandere, to chew, figere, to fasten
a type of maxillomandibular fixation to stabilize fractures of the jaw by using maxillomandibular splints connected to a wire through a hole drilled in the anterior nasal spine of the maxillary bone. It has been used particularly in edentulous patients. See also maxillomandibular fixation.

na·so·man·dib·u·lar fix·a·tion

(nāzō-man-dibyū-lăr fik-sāshŭn)
Mandibular immobilization, especially for edentulous jaws, with maxillomandibular splints, attached by connecting a circummandibular wire with an intraoral interosseous wire passed through a hole drilled into anterior nasal spine of maxillae.