Maxillomandibular fixation | definition of maxillomandibular fixation by Medical dictionary
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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 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)
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Class I occlusion with Maxillomandibular fixation
was achieved using IVY method of Eyelet technique.
(MMF) is a basic and fundamental principle in the management and treatment of the maxillofacial trauma patient.1 MMF serves as a cornerstone of maxillofacial reconstruction, providing a stable base from which facial form and function can be restored.
A comparative study of Razukevicius D et al 2005 compared many treatment methods and presented their views.15-16 The duration of maxillomandibular fixation
in the treatment
Open reduction and internal fixation alone 43.9% maxillomandib- ular fixationsuspension 38.8% and open reduction and internal fixation with maxillomandibular fixation
14.5% were the main mode of treatment in this centre.