Fixation of intracapsular fractures of the condylar head with bioabsorbable screws

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aizu Central Hospital, Fukushima, Japan.
Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery (Impact Factor: 0.94). 02/2006; 40(4):244-8. DOI: 10.1080/02844310510042358
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A newly-developed fixation technique using bioabsorbable screws gave satisfactory results in fractures of the condylar head. The fracture lines ran obliquely (craniolateral to mediocaudal) on three-dimensional computed tomography. Two bioabsorbable screws were positioned vertically to the fracture lines. This technique is useful despite limited access to the condyle.

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