Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2017; 10(01): 35-43
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1592085
Original Article
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Use of C-Arm to Assess Reduction of Zygomatic Complex Fractures: A Comparative Study

Atmakuru Venkata Maheedhar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
C. Ravindran
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
,
Emmanuel D. S. Azariah
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Publication History

02 November 2015

30 April 2016

Publication Date:
07 November 2016 (eFirst)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the use of C-arm and its significance in accurate reduction of zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures. Orbital volume is used as parameter to compared pre- and postoperative volumes of injured orbit. Differences in orbital volume calculated in cases done with intraoperative imaging and in controls treated without the use of intraoperative imaging were evaluated using Student t-test. C-arm is definitively an effective tool in the armamentarium of oral and maxillofacial surgery in assessment of reduction of ZMC fracture.

Funding

None.