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