J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2018 Aug;44(4):151-158. 10.5125/jkaoms.2018.44.4.151.

Zygomaticomaxillary buttress and its dilemma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India. pallavimalaviya@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India.

Abstract

Zygomatic fractures are the second most common fractures of the facial skeleton, after nasal bone fractures. Due to its uniqueness, the malar bone plays a very important role in maintaining appropriate facial contours. Zygomatic fractures can cause ocular and mandibular functional impairment, along with cosmetic defects. With the help of advanced imaging techniques and various treatment options, the management of zygomatic fractures has become more sophisticated and less invasive. This article discusses zygomatic fractures in detail: their clinical and radiographic features, and the various treatment options available.

Keyword

Surgical approaches; Zygomatic bone; Zygomatic fractures

MeSH Terms

Nasal Bone
Skeleton
Zygoma
Zygomatic Fractures
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