A simple rapid method of fixation of unstable zygomatic fractures

Heather Cleland, Wayne A. Morrison

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Abstract

A simple, effective and rapid method of fixation of unstable zygomatic fractures is described, in which a K‐wire is inserted percutaneously through the prominence of the fractured malar and stabilized by further passage through both maxillae. The results of 11 cases are discussed. The method is compared with other commonly used methods of fixation, and with other techniques for internal fixation with K‐wire previously described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-609
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • facial bone fracture
  • K‐wire fixation
  • zygomatic fracture

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