Use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for mandibular surgery

Alan S. Herford, Edward Ellis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: This study examined the use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for use in mandibular surgery. Patients and Methods: All patients treated with a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for fractures of the mandible or continuity defects in an 18-month period were prospectively studied. Ease of use of the locking plate/screw system, characteristics of the fractures/defects, and complications were tabulated. Results: One hundred two locking bone plates were placed in 84 patients. Most patients (n = 75) were treated for fractures of the mandible; there were eight continuity defects and one case of mandibular narrowing. There were no cases of malocclusion or difficulties encountered in using the plate/screw system. Loss of fixation was encountered in only one patient. Conclusions: The use of a locking plate/screw system was found to be simple, and it offers advantages over conventional bone plates by not requiring the plate to be compressed to the bone to provide stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1261-1265
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume56
Issue number11 SUPPL. 5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Bone Screws
Bone Plates
Mandible
Malocclusion
Bone and Bones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Surgery

Cite this

Use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for mandibular surgery. / Herford, Alan S.; Ellis, Edward.

In: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 56, No. 11 SUPPL. 5, 1998, p. 1261-1265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{fce4860284574e4bafe6df21686fe2e4,
title = "Use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for mandibular surgery",
abstract = "Purpose: This study examined the use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for use in mandibular surgery. Patients and Methods: All patients treated with a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for fractures of the mandible or continuity defects in an 18-month period were prospectively studied. Ease of use of the locking plate/screw system, characteristics of the fractures/defects, and complications were tabulated. Results: One hundred two locking bone plates were placed in 84 patients. Most patients (n = 75) were treated for fractures of the mandible; there were eight continuity defects and one case of mandibular narrowing. There were no cases of malocclusion or difficulties encountered in using the plate/screw system. Loss of fixation was encountered in only one patient. Conclusions: The use of a locking plate/screw system was found to be simple, and it offers advantages over conventional bone plates by not requiring the plate to be compressed to the bone to provide stability.",
author = "Herford, {Alan S.} and Edward Ellis",
year = "1998",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "56",
pages = "1261--1265",
journal = "Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery",
issn = "0278-2391",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "11 SUPPL. 5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for mandibular surgery

AU - Herford, Alan S.

AU - Ellis, Edward

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - Purpose: This study examined the use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for use in mandibular surgery. Patients and Methods: All patients treated with a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for fractures of the mandible or continuity defects in an 18-month period were prospectively studied. Ease of use of the locking plate/screw system, characteristics of the fractures/defects, and complications were tabulated. Results: One hundred two locking bone plates were placed in 84 patients. Most patients (n = 75) were treated for fractures of the mandible; there were eight continuity defects and one case of mandibular narrowing. There were no cases of malocclusion or difficulties encountered in using the plate/screw system. Loss of fixation was encountered in only one patient. Conclusions: The use of a locking plate/screw system was found to be simple, and it offers advantages over conventional bone plates by not requiring the plate to be compressed to the bone to provide stability.

AB - Purpose: This study examined the use of a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for use in mandibular surgery. Patients and Methods: All patients treated with a locking reconstruction bone plate/screw system for fractures of the mandible or continuity defects in an 18-month period were prospectively studied. Ease of use of the locking plate/screw system, characteristics of the fractures/defects, and complications were tabulated. Results: One hundred two locking bone plates were placed in 84 patients. Most patients (n = 75) were treated for fractures of the mandible; there were eight continuity defects and one case of mandibular narrowing. There were no cases of malocclusion or difficulties encountered in using the plate/screw system. Loss of fixation was encountered in only one patient. Conclusions: The use of a locking plate/screw system was found to be simple, and it offers advantages over conventional bone plates by not requiring the plate to be compressed to the bone to provide stability.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031768626&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031768626&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 9820213

AN - SCOPUS:0031768626

VL - 56

SP - 1261

EP - 1265

JO - Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

JF - Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

SN - 0278-2391

IS - 11 SUPPL. 5

ER -