Orthopaedic Bone Tap: A ‘Jugaad’ for Zygomatic Bone Reduction
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The use of the Carroll-Girard screw in the management of zygomatic complex fractures has been well documented. The instrument provides an excellent degree of control over the movements of the disrupted zygomatic bone. Often mentioned in textbooks and literature, they are not routinely available for the Indian maxillofacial surgeon. This often prevents the regular use of this approach.
Material and methods
We have used the 2.5-mm orthopaedic bone tap that is very commonly available and routinely used in orthopaedic surgeries for reduction of the malar bone.
The orthopaedic bone tap is easy to use and functions as an excellent alternative to the traditional Carroll-Girard screw.
KeywordsCarroll-Girard screw Zygomatic complex fracture Bone tap
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