Gillie's Reduction of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex (ZMC) Fracture
Author: Jayant K. Watve, Professor and Head, Dept of E.N.T. Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Govt. Medical College (RCSMGMC) Kolhapur, India.
Abstract: The author reports 15 cases of maxillary complex fractures which were treated in the Indian subcontinent. Thirteen cases were stable after reduction with a Gillie's approach without fixation and obtained a good cosmetic result. In two patients, the fracture was unstable are required an open reduction with stabilization.
Editor's Note: This video reports an incidence of post reduction stability without fixation of approximately 87% of patients treated in the Indian Subcontinent. In the United States, it is standard treatment is to fix the vast majority of displaced ZMC fractures.
See Reference: Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture. Tang Ho.
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