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Improved Intermaxillary Wiring

Improved Intermaxillary Wiring Abstract IMMOBILIZATION of fractured jaw fragments and fixation in correct dental occlusion by means of intermaxillary wiring was first advocated by Gilmer in 1887. A review of the literature over the past 50 years points out that a considerable amount of effort and ingenuity has been directed towards the treatment of mandibular fractures.1 There is presently available a wide variety of techniques and apparatus which might be used for this purpose. In spite of their diversity, all current techniques of closed reduction are still based on Gilmer's original concept. Between 80% and 90% of all fractured mandibles are treated with some form of intermaxillary fixation.1-3 The remainder are treated by circumferential wiring or open reduction methods. Intermaxillary wiring may be defined as the attachment of the mandibular dental arch to the maxillary dental arch by means of wires or a combination of wires and elastics. The purpose of this References 1. Petryshyn, W.A.: The Fractured Mandible: A Method of Treatment for the Otolaryngologist , Laryngoscope 70:1060-1109 ( (Aug) ) 1960.Crossref 2. Hagan, E.H., and Huelke, D.F.: An Analysis of 319 Case Reports of Mandibular Fractures , J Oral Surg 19:93-104 ( (March) ) 1961. 3. Hudson, W.R.: Fractures of the Mandible: An Analysis of 114 Cases With Observations on Treatment , Laryngoscope 72:730-753 ( (June) ) 1962.Crossref 4. Mead, S.V.: Oral Surgery , ed 4 St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1954, p 703. 5. Kazanjian, V.H., and Converse, J.M.: The Surgical Treatment of Facial Injuries , ed 2, Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co., 1959, p 164. 6. Hendrix, J.H.; Sanders, S.G.; and Green, B.: Open Reduction of Mandibular Condyle: A Clinical and Experimental Study , Plast Reconstr Surg 23:283-287 ( (March) ) 1959.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Improved Intermaxillary Wiring

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010195018
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Abstract

Abstract IMMOBILIZATION of fractured jaw fragments and fixation in correct dental occlusion by means of intermaxillary wiring was first advocated by Gilmer in 1887. A review of the literature over the past 50 years points out that a considerable amount of effort and ingenuity has been directed towards the treatment of mandibular fractures.1 There is presently available a wide variety of techniques and apparatus which might be used for this purpose. In spite of their diversity, all current techniques of closed reduction are still based on Gilmer's original concept. Between 80% and 90% of all fractured mandibles are treated with some form of intermaxillary fixation.1-3 The remainder are treated by circumferential wiring or open reduction methods. Intermaxillary wiring may be defined as the attachment of the mandibular dental arch to the maxillary dental arch by means of wires or a combination of wires and elastics. The purpose of this References 1. Petryshyn, W.A.: The Fractured Mandible: A Method of Treatment for the Otolaryngologist , Laryngoscope 70:1060-1109 ( (Aug) ) 1960.Crossref 2. Hagan, E.H., and Huelke, D.F.: An Analysis of 319 Case Reports of Mandibular Fractures , J Oral Surg 19:93-104 ( (March) ) 1961. 3. Hudson, W.R.: Fractures of the Mandible: An Analysis of 114 Cases With Observations on Treatment , Laryngoscope 72:730-753 ( (June) ) 1962.Crossref 4. Mead, S.V.: Oral Surgery , ed 4 St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1954, p 703. 5. Kazanjian, V.H., and Converse, J.M.: The Surgical Treatment of Facial Injuries , ed 2, Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co., 1959, p 164. 6. Hendrix, J.H.; Sanders, S.G.; and Green, B.: Open Reduction of Mandibular Condyle: A Clinical and Experimental Study , Plast Reconstr Surg 23:283-287 ( (March) ) 1959.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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