Intermaxillary Fixation Techniques An EACMFS workbook on keying occlusion and restoring bony anatomy by intermaxillary fixation techniques. Editors. José M . Objective: Various techniques have been employed from time to time to achieve maxillomamdibular fixation. Although arch bars provide an. The utilization and technique of placement for Erich arch bars, Ivy loops, Ernst fixation;. Mandible fracture;. Intermaxillary fixation;. Ivy loops;. Ernst ligatures.

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Since time immemorial there is a constant quest of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to find a quick way for IMF.

Holmes S, Hutchison I. Inter-maxillary fixation IMF is an important contrivance in the treatment of maxillofacial fractures, and is usually applied by wiring together the fixed upper and lower arch bars or Ivy eyelet [ 12 ]. Abstract Intermaxillary fixation IMF remains an important component in the management of many facial fractures. Then the wire is wound around the tip of the instrument four of five times. intermaxillayr

Received Jan 4; Accepted Jul 1. J Craniomaxillofac Surg ; Erich arch bars, intermaxillary fixation screws, mandibular fractures. One end of each wire is held within the tip of the beaks of small artery forceps.


Spiral Intermaxillary Fixation

The aim of the present study was to compare the advantages and disadvantages of intermaxillary fixation screws over the Erich arch bars in mandibular fractures.

Plast Reconstr Surg ; However, the authors have found techniqhes there are certain drawbacks intemraxillary to this technique, for example, if one set of upper fixafion lower wires breaks while twisting, then all the wires need to be released and redone. Statistical analysis Click here to view. It firmly maintains the desired occlusion. Int J Oral Maxillofacial Surg. Yuvika Raj KumarB. An audit of mandibular fractures treated by intermaxillary fixation using intraoral cortical bone screws.

Sixty dentulous patients who reported to Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur with mandibular fractures and required intermaxillary fixation as a part of treatment plan followd by open reduction and internal fixation under GA were selected and randomly divided into 2 groups of 30 patients each that is Group A and Group B.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Accidental root perforation was the only limitation of IMF screws.

Spiral Intermaxillary Fixation

The parameters compared in both the groups included, surgical time taken, gloves perforation, post-operative occlusion, IMF stability, oral hygiene, patient acceptance and comfort and non-vitality tecjniques. Interdental spaces with tight embrasures, of upper and lower corresponding posterior teeth most commonly between first and second molars on both sides and anterior pair of teeth between central incisorsare chosen.


A simplified technique of maxillomandibular fixation. Intermaxillary fixation screws in position Click here to view. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

The pearl steel wire: Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Results of intraoral cortical bone screw fixation technique for mandibular fractures. Group A included patients who received intermaxillary fixation with Erich arch bars. How to cite this URL: Prepublished online May 8. The upper and lower arch bars or Ivy eyelet wiring is intermaixllary by wires and IMF is done with the help of box wiring.

A New Simplified Technique for Intermaxillary Fixation by Loop-Designed Wire

A dedicated bicortical bone screw for temporary intermaxillary fixation. Natl J Maxillofac Surg.

A comparative study and review of literature. The final positioning of spiral wires in maxilla.