[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Intermaxillary fixation (IMF) remains an important component in the management of many facial fractures. During IMF, dental occlusion plays an important role as a guide and therapeutic tool. Since time immemorial there is a constant quest of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to find a quick way for IMF. The desire to develop an alternate interdental fixation technique, which not only would decrease the risk to the operator and gingival trauma but also accurately satisfy dental occlusion, lead to the development of this novel technique of "spiral IMF."
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction 06/2012; 5(2):97-8.