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Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 630–631 | Cite as

Orthopaedic Bone Tap: A ‘Jugaad’ for Zygomatic Bone Reduction

  • Neha Jajodia
  • Virendra Singh
  • Santosh Agarwal
Technical Note
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Abstract

Introduction

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.

Conclusion

The orthopaedic bone tap is easy to use and functions as an excellent alternative to the traditional Carroll-Girard screw.

Keywords

Carroll-Girard screw Zygomatic complex fracture Bone tap 

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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryPostgraduate Institute of Dental SciencesRohtakIndia
  2. 2.KolkataIndia

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