A Cheap Hand-Made Mandibular External Fixator?

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Abstract

The external mandibular fixator is one of the tools that maxillofacial have to contain complex fractures, in particular in the context of ballistic traumas or comminuted fractures.

The authors present a craft external fixator inspired from Joe Hall Morris fixation. This technique, particularly cheap, can be an alternative to a conventional external fixator. The authors report their advices and tricks to guide the implementation of that external fixator and avoid pitfalls. Indications of this surgical device are discussed.

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