Novel Use of a Disposable Syringe Barrel as a Mouth Prop in Emergency Maxillofacial Trauma Cases to Access Intraoral Soft Tissue Injuries
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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are often called in emergency situations during odd hours to manage facial trauma cases. While addressing these patients, many a times the surgeon might require to keep the patients mouth open for long time while accessing intraoral injuries. This can become difficult for a surgeon if in case regular dental mouth props/mouth gags are not available at a particular surgical setup. The author here describes a technique of using a standard disposable syringe as a mouth prop in emergency cases to access and repair any intraoral injury in absentia of a regular mouth prop/mouth gag.
KeywordsSyringe mouth prop Maxillofacial trauma Emergency mouth gag
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