Reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures using dental instrument: Report of 2 cases and review of the literature


KORKMAZ Y. T. , Coskun U., DURMUŞLAR M. C. , ZOR Z. F. , HOCAOĞLU T. P. , YILMAZ ALTINTAŞ N.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.66, ss.345-347, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.345-347

Özet

To assess the effectiveness of a dental instrument for reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures. Two patients were admitted to our clinic representing isolated unilateral zygomatic arch fracture. The common presenting complaints were pain, swelling and difficulty in mouth opening. Fractures were confirmed with plain radiography and computerized tomography. The fractures were reduced with upper buccal sulcus approach by dental instrument. Patients achieved satisfactory maximum mouth opening within 10 days. At follow up after 6 months, there was complete healing without any complication. This procedure is cost effective, time saving, safe and effective to manage isolated zygomatic arch fractures under local anaesthesia with satisfactory outcomes.