Single-Point Stabilization of Zygomatic Fractures With the Minicompression Plate

David W. Eisele, Larry G. Duckert

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Unstable zygomatic fractures frequently require stabilization at two points. A new "mini" dynamic compression plating system designed specifically for zygomatic fractures permits single-point stabilization. We used a minicompression plating system with a series of patients at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle. Satisfactory single-point stabilization of displaced zygomatic fractures was consistently achieved with this method. The plate and screws are substantially smaller than commonly used in mandibular fractures facilitating cosmetic concealment. There are theoretical advantages of this plating system as they apply to the unique geometry of the zygomatic fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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