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Stable Fixation of Fractures of the Zygomatic Bone with the Use of AO Compression Plates

  • G. J. Kusen
  • H. P. Van Den Akker
  • M. Bazuin
Conference paper

Abstract

Until recently fractures of the zygomatic bone with caudal and dorsal dislocation were, after reduction, fixated with wire osteosynthesis at the fronto-zygomatic suture. In some cases endorotation of the zygomatic bone necessitated additional wiring in the infra-orbital rim.

To avoid the infra-orbital approach we used 4 hole AO ‘mini’ compression plates for fixation at the fronto-zygomatic suture. With this method endorotation of the zygomatic bone and flattening of the cheek was prevented, which proved to be of considerable value especially in old or infra-orbital comminuted fractures.

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© Dr. W Junk by Publishers 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Kusen
    • 1
  • H. P. Van Den Akker
    • 1
  • M. Bazuin
    • 1
  1. 1.University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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