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December 1944

INSTRUMENT FOR ANCHORING FRACTURES OF BONES OF THE HEAD

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(6):503. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020633012

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Abstract

The problem of proper approximation and demobilization of bone fragments in certain cases of fracture of the mandible, the zygoma, the maxilla or other bones of the face has created a demand for an adjustable support in these cases. This support is best applied by an adjustable anchoring instrument which permits moving of the splint or of the traction wires in any direction so that the bone fragments can be brought into proper position. It holds the fragments stationary in the chosen

An instrument for anchoring fractures of bones of the head.

position. The refined instrument which is now presented has been evolved through different stages in an effort to improve the results obtained in fractures of the facial bones. The advantages of the finely controlled adjustments of this instrument are such that a description of it seems advisable.

By reference to the accompanying figure, one sees that the instrument

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