MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA: Rigid versus Nonrigid Fixation

Ellis III, Edward
June 2004
Peterson's Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery;2004, Vol. 1, p371
Book Chapter
Chapter 20 of the book "Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" is presented. It defines rigid internal fixation as a form of bone fixation to avoid interfragmentary motion across the fracture. It explains the types of nonrigid fixation that allow the use of skeleton during the healing phase. It presents details of the lag screw fixation technique.


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