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Dual support technique for pediatric palatal fracture: 1.5 mm transmucosal titanium plates along with acrylic splint backing
  1. Amanjot Kaur,
  2. Ankita Chugh and
  3. Pravin Kumar
  1. Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ankita Chugh; chugha{at}aiimsjodhpur.edu.in

Abstract

Surgeons are always in a dilemma for the management of paediatric facial fractures due to distinctive nature of growing facial skeleton. The ultimate treatment goal for paediatric fractures should be as conservative as possible with least invasive surgical approach that will access the fracture and least invasive surgical fixation that will allow stable reduction and will prevent any growth disturbances. We are presenting a case of 4- year old with panfacial fracture managed according to this principle using transmucosal titanium plates with acylic splint for sagittal split of palate.

  • trauma
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
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  • Contributors AC and AK were involved in the surgical management of the patient and formulation of the manuscript. AC and PK were involved in the final corrections of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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