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Volume 2 Issue 1 Jan-March 2018

Original Articles

Comparison of 2 Point and 3 Point Fixation of Zygomatic Bone Fractures - A Clinical Study.
Manas Dutt

Background: Zygomatic bone fractures were commonly found among young males and the most common cause was found to be road traffic accidents. The present study was conducted to compare 2 point and 3 point internal fixation technique for the management of zygomatic bone fractures. Materials & Methods: It included 40 patients. They were divided into 2 groups. Group I comprised of 20 patients treated with two point fixation and group II included 20 patients treated with three point fixation technique. Signs, symptoms, vertical dystopia, enopthalmos and malar asymmetry were assessed. Results: Both groups had 20 patients each. In group I, 2- point fixation and group II, 3- point fixation was done. The difference was non- significant (P-1). The mean of vertical dystopia in group I and group II was 2.10mm and 0.94 mm respectively. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Zygomatic bone fracture is not frequently observed among facial bone fractures. Management with three point fixation appears better as compared to two point fixation. Key words: Enopthalmos, Fracture, Zygomatic bone

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