Effects of polymethylmethacrylate on the stability of screw fixation in mandibular angle fractures: A study on sheep mandibles


Cankaya A. B. , Kasapoglu M. B. , Erdem M. A. , Kasapoglu C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.15, pp.1466-1471, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.26697
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1466-1471

Abstract

Aim: Malfixed miniplates can impair fracture healing, and the screw pilot holes may widen during repeated fixation trials. This in vitro study explored the extent to which screw fixation of mandibular angle fractures could be improved by augmenting the drilling holes with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).