TITLE

MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA: Rigid versus Nonrigid Fixation

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis III, Edward
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Peterson's Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery;2004, Vol. 1, p371
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
28571320

 

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