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

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.
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Class I occlusion with Maxillomandibular fixation was achieved using IVY method of Eyelet technique.
Maxillomandibular fixation (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.