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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 499–500 | Cite as

Use of a Heister mouth gag as an aid to reduction in open treatment of condylar fracture

  • Deepak Thakur
  • Rajesh Sabnis
  • Sruthi RaoEmail author
  • Chetna Yadav
  • Tapas Mukherjee
  • Shashikant Ravupalli
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Abstract

Introduction

The management of condylar fractures remains controversial. Open treatment of condylar fractures is a routine treatment in cases of displaced or dislocated condylar and subcondylar fractures.

Technical note

Because of the pull of the lateral pterygoid muscle, the condylar fragment is usually located anterior and medial to the mandible. Distraction of the mandible in an inferior direction simplifies proper reduction. Various distraction devices have been described in literature. We describe a technique of using the Heister mouth gag at the surgical site to aid in reduction of displaced dislocated condylar fractures.

Keywords

Condylar fracture Heister mouth gag Maxillofacial trauma 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participant were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the participant included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryRungta College of Dental Sciences and ResearchBhilaiIndia

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