Minimally invasive surgery for zygomatic fracture; manner of reduction and fixation

Hisao Ogata, Masahiro Toriumi, Makoto Hikosaka, Masaki Yazawa, Tomohisa Nagasao

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Abstract

The key points in minimum invasive surgery for zygomatic fractures are the appropriate reduction and prevention of relapse with a minimum number of fixation devices. To this end, we propose the following principles: 1) the first step in the decisiontree is to diagnose the fracture pattern of the zygomaticofrontal suture on CT, 2) avoid the lower-lid approach as far as possible, and 3) a T-bar screw instead of simple elevatorium is used where necessary to enable precise reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-388
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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