4| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S2, June 2012

Screw-wire traction: an aid to precision reduction and stable alignment of mid-facial fractures

      Introduction: Stable anatomical fracture reduction and segment control prior to fixation can be difficult to achieve especially in comminuted midfacial fractures. Commonly used extraoral and intraoral methods to achieve fracture mobilisation and reduction include Gillies elevation, malar hook and Dingman type elevators. No single method is used universally. Disadvantages include imprecise segment alignment and poor segment stability/control. We have employed screw-wire traction to address this problem. A literature review revealed one previous report using this technique.
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