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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1988;5(1):85-92.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1988.5.1.85    Published online June 30, 1988.
Intraoral Approach and K-Wire Fixation of Zygomatic Tripod Fractures.
See Ho Choi
Abstract
To avoid external facial scar which resulted from ordinary infraorbital and lateral eyebrow incision in surgical treatment of zygomatic tripod fractures, the author used intraoral incision and K-wire fixation method in 37 selected patients. This method contraindicated for the patient with multiple comminuted zygomatic fracture, patient combined with hard palatal fracture, and patient combined with herniated orbital floor fracture. The advantages of this method are simple, no external facial scar, and operate under direct visual field. The postoperative results were satisfactory. Balanced facial symmetry and good cosmetic results were obtained.
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