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January, 2012  Volume. 2 - No.1

Modified Interdental Wiring Technique for Mandibular Fractures in Camels: A Clinical Study

M. I. Siddiqui , M. N. Telfah , J. Rashid and S. A. Taleb


Typical mandibular fractures in camels are normally the result of camel bites and usually occur across the first premolars. Majority of these fractures are bilateral, compound and transverse in nature and can routinely be immobilized with the standard inter-dental wiring technique. However, it has been observed that at variable time intervals in the postoperative period, the lateral limbs of the wires slip down in majority of cases. This results in loosening of the wires with consequent movement at the fracture site and ventral deviation of the cranial fracture fragment necessitating their repeated re-adjustment and re-tightening. A slight modification in the standard technique has proven quite useful to overcome this problem. However, intactness of all the incisor teeth is a prerequisite to this modification.

Key Words: Mandibular Fracture, Interdental wiring, Premolar, Incisor.