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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 331-333
Circum-zygomatic suspension wiring using lumbar puncture needle: A technical note


1 Department of Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery, Sri Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2 Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Supriyo Pal
Sri Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital (Affiliated to Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education), B. H. Road, Agalkote, Tumakuru - 527 107, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_669_19

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In the treatment of mid-facial fractures circum-zygomatic suspension wiring is one of the treatment modality. Earlier zygomatic awls were used to pass wire, which used to cause conspicuous trauma. In the present case we have used 16 gauge lumbar puncture needle for the suspension wiring for Lefort 1 fracture, which is inconspicuous as compared to an awl. The needle was passed in close proximity to bone to prevent soft tissue impaction between the wire and bone as it might lead to the necrosis of soft tissue, and the wire was twisted around the maxillary arch bar. The fragments were stable and occlusion was maintained. Six weeks post-operatively the bone healing was satisfactory, and the wires and arch bar were removed.


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