International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part D
A comparative clinical study on self-drilling screws and Erich arch bars in mandibular fractures
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Piyush Vatsa and Dr. A Siddaraju
ABSTRACT:Purpose: Intermaxillary fixation (IMF) is routinely done in the treatment of the patients with maxillofacial injuries. Traditional methods like Erich arch bars and eyelet wires are most commonly used for achieving IMF. Since 1989, IMF using intraoral self-drilling IMF screws has been introduced for treatment of mandibular fractures. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and potential complications associated with Self-drill IMF screws v/s Erich arch bars in the management of mandibular fractures. Methods: After obtaining consent, the procedure were explained to the patient and each of the patients who met the inclusion criteria of the present study were randomly selected. Preoperatively all required investigations were done, fitness opinion for surgery was obtained and surgical procedure was carried out under local anaesthesia. The parameters considered were duration of the procedure, potential complications, stability of the fixation devices, oral hygiene status and patient acceptance during IMF with Self-drill IMF screws and Erich arch bars.
Pages: 212-217 | 519 Views 15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Piyush Vatsa and Dr. A Siddaraju. A comparative clinical study on self-drilling screws and Erich arch bars in mandibular fractures. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(4): 212-217.