CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 2023; 59(03): 164-165
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772451
Case Report

Customized Elastics Fabricated from Foley's Catheter for Traction in Maxillofacial Trauma

1   Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
,
Babu Lal
2   Department of Trauma and Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
,
Anshul J. Rai
1   Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
,
Dinesh K. Verma
3   Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India
,
Ragavi Alagarsamy
4   Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Prateek Shakti
1   Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Abstract

Like in orthopaedics, many maxillofacial fracture cases require elastic traction to control the muscle spasms, pain and aid in reduction of the fractured segments to achieve acceptable occlusion before the definitive management. In trauma and emergency hospital setup, sometimes conventional stock elastic bands are not readily available for the traction (non-rigid maxillo–mandibular fixation). In such cases, customized elastic bands, made from Foley's catheter, can be a better alternative. The current technique is hassle free and has ease of customization as per individual case due to easy availability of Foley's catheter in hospital setup.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this article and accompanying images.


Authors' Contribution

J.K. and B.L. participated in data collection and wrote the manuscript. J.K., B.L., A.J. R., and DK.V. participated in the study design and helped to draft the manuscript. J.K., B.L., A.J.R., D.K.V., R.A., P.S read and approved the final manuscript




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