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Medical Term:

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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