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Fixation

The process of setting a price of a commodity, whether in the present or the future. See: Gold fixing.
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To overcome the disadvantages of drilling screws a self-drilling screw was introduced by AJ Gibbons.18 IMF screws have become one of the most common methods employed to secure maxillomandibular fixation. Some of the potential benefits are; quick, easy to master technique, safe to insert, they are compatible with other plating systems, they have minimal or no discomfort to the patient, the gingival health is easier to maintain and hence an overall improved quality of life.
Our method of achieving class I occlusion was by Maxillomandibular fixation through closed reduction in (n=622) cases (57.22%) and open reduction was done in n= 465 cases (42.78%).
The treatments were divided into closed reduction (maxillomandibular fixation) and open reduction (open reduction and stable rigid fixation).
When discharged, the patient is cautioned to eat only soft food for several days and to avoid opening the mouth widely for 3 to 4 weeks; the patient is also advised to place a hand under the chin while yawning.(7) One source recommends immobilization "for several days by means of a head-chin strap or maxillomandibular fixation."(10) This recommendation is controversial and has not been our practice.