Global Journal of Surgery
ISSN (Print): 2379-8742 ISSN (Online): 2379-8750 Website: Editor-in-chief: Baki Topal
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Global Journal of Surgery. 2013, 1(4), 41-43
DOI: 10.12691/js-1-4-1
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Extended Eyelet Method: A New Technique for Maxillomandibular Fixation

Gaurav Verma1,

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Paonta Sahib, India

Pub. Date: November 24, 2013

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Gaurav Verma. Extended Eyelet Method: A New Technique for Maxillomandibular Fixation. Global Journal of Surgery. 2013; 1(4):41-43. doi: 10.12691/js-1-4-1


Treatment of maxillofacial fractures may require maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) as an important step in the treatment modality. Interdental eyelet wiring (Ivy loop method) is one of the commonly used methods. This method has the disadvantage that associated dentoalveolar fractures and subluxated teeth were not addressed. Also, this method lack horizontal bracing across the fracture site, as possessed by Risdon’s method of horizontal wiring. The purpose of this article is to present extended eyelet method of wiring which avoid these disadvantages.

intermaxillary fixation maxillomandibular fixation maxillofacial trauma maxillofacial fractures ivy eyelet wiring risdon wiring

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