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Journal of Maxillofacial Trauma 2014 December;3(3):61-4

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Role of Carroll Girard screw maneuvre in the management of displaced bilateral parasymphysis fracture. A case report

Goel M., Agrawal A., Kumar P., Rajiv T.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PGIDS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India


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Mandibular fractures are common maxillofacial injuries. The treatment objective of mandibular fracture is to restore pre-morbid occlusion and masticatory function. The overall outcome depends on perfect reduction of displaced fracture segments.
A case of bilateral parasymphysis fracture was successfully managed by open reduction internal fixation following reduction using Carroll Girard screw.
In anterior mandibular region, the combined action of the supra-hyoid musculature on bilateral parasymphysis fracture can result in downward rotation of the distal segment. Reduction and fixation has been performed using bone clamps, towel clips etc. The Carroll-Girard screw is used for the reduction and fixation of depressed zygomatic fractures. This maneuvre may be used with closed or open reduction techniques.
In the maxillo-facial trauma, treatment protocols regarding plating methods and reduction maneuvre have changed a great deal. In the past, it was enough to establish a proper pre-injured occlusion form, now-a-days patients also stress on good esthetic with functional results.

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