Enforced Intermaxillary Fixation
(IMF) as a Treatment of Obesity.
Key Words: Maxillofacial trauma, mandibular fractures, open reduction, internal fixation, intermaxillary fixation
1977) (8) reported patients who were treated by the use of immediate intermaxillary fixation
after segmental resection of the mandible to eradicate cancerous lesions.
Recommended Elastomer: Ligature wire &/or rubber band for intermaxillary fixation
In other patients recurrence did not occurred after release of intermaxillary fixation
at 6 months follow up.
Secondly, IMF with osteosynthe-sis without intermaxillary fixation
by miniplates, non-compression plates, compression plates and lag screws.