INVESTIGATION OF METHODS IN TREATING MAXILLOFACIAL FRACTURES
Annual progress rept. for 24 Jan-30 Jun 1964
CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT BALBOA HEIGHTS HEALTH BUREAU
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Objective of this investigation is to supplement accepted methods of reduction of maxillo-facial fractures by introducing newer means of fixation. Dogs are to be used to ascertain the feasibility of intraoral open reductions using pre-formed metallic means of fixation and stainless steel wire. When practicable, intraoral open reductions will be used on humal patients. There will be histologic study of the physiologic response of osseous structures to the immo bilization appliances. Three patients have been successfully treated by newer and revised methods of fixation. The methods utilized in the three cases that were successful could be performed in a mass casualty situation without the benefit of an operating room and required ancillary personnel.
- Anatomy and Physiology