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intermaxillary fixation

 

Definition: fixation of fractures of the mandible or maxilla by applying elastic bands or stainless steel wire between the maxillary and mandibular arch bars or other types of splint.

Synonym(s): mandibulomaxillary fixation, maxillomandibular fixation

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