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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Intraoperative use of C-Arm as an Aid in Reduction of Zygomatic Complex Fractures

Tejraj Pundalik Kale, Abhishek Balani, SM Kotrashetty, SD Baliga

Citation Information : Kale TP, Balani A, Kotrashetty S, Baliga S. Intraoperative use of C-Arm as an Aid in Reduction of Zygomatic Complex Fractures. World J Dent 2010; 1 (1):13-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1003

Published Online: 01-06-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

To monitor the efficacy of C-Arm as a intraoperative tool in reduction of zygomatic complex fractures. 15 patients with isolated zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture, were selected for reduction of the same. C-Arm (image intensifier) images were taken intraoperatively. Standardization of all postoperative radiographs were done to evaluate the discrepancy in reduction. The maximum discrepancy after analysis of postoperative radiographs was within 2 mm, which was considered as acceptable limit. Thus, C-Arm is considered a useful tool for reduction of zygomatico-maxillary complex fractures with enhanced postoperative esthetics and functional results.


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