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Procedures for Maxillary Fractures: Restoring Facial Integrity


Posted on 8/21/2023 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Procedures for Maxillary Fractures: Restoring Facial IntegrityA critical aesthetic component regarding the structure and visual appeal of one's face relates directly to the role played by the upper jaw (maxilla). However, mishaps or accidents can lead people to suffer from upper jaw fractures; hence prompt medical attention becomes highly necessary.

Closed Reduction


For instance, healthcare professionals recommend non-invasive closed reduction techniques concerning maxillary fractures. This technique aims toward the repair process that requires carefully realigning fractured bones without surgical intervention. External manipulation using specialized tools helps bring fractured bone segments precisely back to an anatomically correct position.

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)


With more complicated or severe cases, the ORIF intervention technique (open reduction internal fixation) is ideally used when realigning damaged bones in orientation with facial symmetry. For this technique, plate and screw utilization becomes necessary for precise control as bones are strategically stabilized following appropriate incisions made by the surgeon around the specific fracture site.

Le Fort Fracture Repair


Le Fort fractures, on the other hand, require comprehensive care plans that cover closed reductions and precisely manipulated bone positioning through surgical interventions. This is crucial since Le Fort fractures typically affect upper jaw regions around an individual's face. While handling these cases requires diligence from clinicians combining closed reduction and ORIF techniques via significant access points after intraoral or extraoral incisions, making solving these complex health issues more manageable.

In conclusion, upper jaw fractures substantially impact facial aesthetics and basic functioning. Hence, seeking prompt specialized medical attention to solve such issues becomes essential for the normal healing process, helping return patients' quality of life. If you suspect that you may have sustained a maxillary fracture, contact our clinic today for a consultation with experienced oral & maxillofacial surgeons who will help restore your facial integrity safely & swiftly without any reasonable chances of future complications or health-related risks.


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