下顎関節突起骨折におけるマイクロプラスチタンプレートシステム(LEIBINGER)の使用経験 [in Japanese] Clinical application of a Microplus titanium plating system to mandibular condylar fractures [in Japanese]
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As compared with the Miniplate (LEIBINGER), the Microplus plate (LEIBINGER) is very small and thin, and the screw is short. Therefore, more than 2 plates can be used for the reduction of mandibular condylar fractures. We used a Microplus titanium plating system for mandibular condylar fractures. Seven patients (4 males and 3 females) 14 to 72 years of age (mean, 36.9 years) were treated. The duration of maxillo-mandibular fixation was 0 to 28 days (mean, 16.9 days). The plates broke in 4 patients afterr elease of the fixation. In these patients, however, dislocation and displacement of the condylar fragments were minimal, and no dysfunction of mouth opening occurred.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(4), 267-270, 2004-04-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons