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VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Gunning Splint for Intermaxillary Fixation in an Edentulous Patient - A Case Report

Seyed Asharaf Ali, Shivasakthy M

Keywords : Gunning splint, intermaxillaryfixation, immobilization ofjaws

Citation Information : Ali SA, M S. Gunning Splint for Intermaxillary Fixation in an Edentulous Patient - A Case Report. 2012; 2 (1):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-1-28

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

Management of most of the facial fractures especially those of maxilla and mandible rely on proper intennaxillary fixation. Intermaxillary fixation allows immobilization of the reduced and fixed fragments of bone during the healing period. Intermaxillary fixation with or without osteosynthesis can be carried out by using various techniques. The procedure for an edentulous patient demands special considerations since the absence of teeth makes the stabilization much more difficult. This case report explains the steps in fabrication of a gunning splint used for intermaxillary fixation in an edentulous patient.


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