Lag screw fixation of anterior mandibular fractures

Edward Ellis, G. E. Ghali

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A technique of applying lag screws for treating fractures of the anterior mandible is presented. A review of 41 patients who had lag screws placed to treat such fractures showed that it is a successful method of providing rigid internal fixation. The advantages of this technique over bone-plate fixation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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