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Maxillomandibular fixation with titanium plates and screws has gained popularity and has become the gold standard procedure world-wide, but ours being public sector hospital, the high cost of Titanium implants has become a prohibitive factor for their use.
Key Words: Maxillomandibular fixation, Weight loss, Mandibular fractures.
For most of the fractures open reduction and internal fixation were used which included titanium mini plates recon- struction plates resorbable miniplates with or without Maxillomandibular fixation (MMF).
She was taken to the operating room, where the bleeding from the mouth was arrested with pressure pack and a maxillomandibular fixation done with the use of upper and lower arch bars (erlich pattern) and ligature wires.