Single Incision Technique for Two-point Fixation of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures
Objective: The aim of this study is to discuss the Y modification of transconjunctival approach in the management of zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures.
Study design: 10 patients with unilateral ZMC fractures were included in this study. All patients were treated by two-point fixation through single incision by the Y modification of trans- conjunctival approach. The average follow up period was 6 months. The adequacy of expo- sure, cosmetic outcomes, intraoperative, and postoperative complications were evaluated.
Results: The exposure was excellent in all patients with good cosmetic outcomes. None of the patient had any intraoperative complications; postoperatively, one patient had mild displacement of lateral canthus and other had mild hyperpigmentation of scar.
Conclusion: The transconjunctival Y modification is a relatively new technique and provides excellent exposure and good esthetics. Yet, studies on large cohort needed to use this approach in the routine management of ZMC fractures.
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