Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 497–499 | Cite as

3 Dimensional Plate in Management of Sagittal Palatal Fracture: A Novel Technique

Case Report


The palatal fracture is rare. There are varieties of techniques mentioned in the literature for fixation of palatal fracture. The management with Kirschner wire fixation, maxillary arch stabilization with the arch bars, trans-palatal, intra osseous, inter-molar, figure of eight wiring were technique sensitive and having poor patient compliance. We recommended the use of isolated 3 dimensional plate for fixation of sagittal palatal fracture.


3D plate Sagittal palatal fracture ORIF RAI technique 


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Conflict of interest

Author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants 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.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Emergency MedicineAIIMSBhopalIndia

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