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Title: The use of a KIRSCHNER wire in the treatment of a comminuted Le Fort I fracture - a case report
Authors: De Temmerman, Griet
Falter, Bart
Schepers, Serge
Vrielinck, Luc
Politis, Constantinus
Orye, Johan
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, 4 (4), p. 217-222
Abstract: Simultaneous fracture of the maxilla and cervical vertebrae rarely occurs in bicycling accidents. The following case report describes a simple technique for closed reduction of a severely comminuted maxillary fracture with shattering of the dentoalveolar process. The combination of a rigid external distractor halo frame on the skull, a Kirschner wire through the maxilla, and an intermaxillary wire fixation resulted in stable vertical and sagittal correction of the fragmented maxilla with adequate access and minimal manipulation and without necessitating removal of the cervical collar.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13220
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1293517
ISSN: 1943-3875
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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