Lag screw fixation of mandibular angle fractures

Edward Ellis, G. E. Ghali

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This article presents a technique of applying lag screws for treating fractures of the mandibular angle. A review of 30 patients who had lag screws placed to treat such fractures showed that it is an extremely useful, but technique-sensitive, method of providing rigid internal fixation. The advantages and complications of this technique over bone-plate fixation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-243
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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