Intermaxillary Fixation Techniques An EACMFS workbook on keying occlusion and restoring bony anatomy by intermaxillary fixation techniques. Editors. José M . Objective: Various techniques have been employed from time to time to achieve maxillomamdibular fixation. Although arch bars provide an. The utilization and technique of placement for Erich arch bars, Ivy loops, Ernst fixation;. Mandible fracture;. Intermaxillary fixation;. Ivy loops;. Ernst ligatures.

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A New Simplified Technique for Intermaxillary Fixation by Loop-Designed Wire

Then both ends of wire are passed back around the lower first molar from lingual to buccal aspect in a similar approach Fig. Open reduction and internal fixation done after placement of intermaxillary fixation screws Click here to view. intermaxillarg

An audit of mandibular fractures treated by intermaxillary fixation using fixatioh cortical bone screws. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Then the wire is wound around the tip of the instrument four of five times. One end of each wire is held within the tip of the beaks of small artery forceps.

Acknowledgment Conflict of interest: In the treatment of maxillofacial fractures, Inter-maxillary fixation IMF is an important.

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Ann Maxillofac Surg ;6: Plast Reconstr Surg ; It is simple, quick, and economical. Results of intraoral cortical techniquds screw fixation technique for mandibular fractures. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. It lends support to the fractured fragment from both buccal and lingual surfaces.


Although arch bars provide an effective and versatile means of maxillomandibular fixation, their use is not without shortcomings. It is an easy, simplified, economical and minimally invasive technique.

Published online Jul However, the authors have found that there are certain drawbacks pertaining to this technique, for example, if one set of upper intermaxilllary lower wires breaks while twisting, then all the wires need to be released and redone.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Maxillomandibular fixation with Otten mini-hooks.

A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology Alan W. Related articles Erich arch bars intermaxillary fixation screws mandibular fractures. Spiral wires are placed in mandible and then the free end of both maxillary and mandibular wires are tightened to achieve IMF.

Borah GL, Ashmead D. The parameters compared in both the groups included, surgical time taken, gloves perforation, post-operative occlusion, IMF stability, oral hygiene, patient acceptance and comfort and non-vitality characteristics.

Six prestretched gauge wires are taken. Since time immemorial there is a constant inhermaxillary of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to find a quick way for IMF.

The effect of interdental continuous loop wire splinting and intermaxillary fixation on the marginal gingiva.

Sixty dentulous patients who reported to Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur techniqued mandibular fractures and required intermaxillary fixation as a part of treatment plan followd by open reduction and internal fixation under GA were selected intermaxullary randomly divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each that is Group A and Group B.


The loop wire is passed around the neck of the upper first molar tooth, both ends of loop wire going from buccal to palatal, one along the mesial surface and other end along the distal surface of tooth Fig. J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology.

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Address for correspondence and reprint requests Yuvika Raj Kumar, B. At the end of treatment, holding and pulling the loop wire can easily remove IMF with minimum trauma to the adjacent soft tissue.

Transalveolar screws and the incidence of dental damage: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Interdental spaces with tight embrasures, of upper and lower corresponding posterior teeth most commonly between first and second molars on both sides and anterior pair of teeth between central incisorsare chosen. Direct bonding of arch bars in the management of maxillomandibular injuries.