Evaluation of the Efficay of Computer Guided Lag Screw Fixation in Comparison to Conventional Lag Screw Fixation in Anterior Mandibular Fractures. Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT)

Authors

  • Mohamed K. Nasr
  • Hesham A. Hakam
  • Khaled A. Salah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14121

Keywords:

Lag screw, computer guided, anterior mandibular fracture.

Abstract

Background and Objective: This study aimed to compare the use of computer guided technology to place
lag screws in anterior mandibular fracture in comparison to convectional technique
Materials and Method: This study included twenty-six patients divided into two equal groups, where
fixation in group A utilized computer guided patient specific guide to fix anterior mandibular fractures using
lag screws. In group B anterior mandibular fractures were fixed using lag screws in the conventional way.
Both groups were compared in terms of stability and the need of auxiliary fixation devices.
Results: Both techniques showed uneventful healing and showing insignificant difference between them
concerning stability and the need for auxiliary fixation device.
Conclusion: Although the use of computer guided technology didn’t offer significant advantage over the
conventional technique yet it provides more easy and reliable way especially for beginners introduced to
the technique.

Author Biographies

Mohamed K. Nasr

Assistant Lecturer Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Faculty of Dentistry Cairo University in Egypt

Hesham A. Hakam

Professor

Khaled A. Salah

Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Faculty of Dentistry,
Cairo University

Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

Mohamed K. Nasr, Hesham A. Hakam, & Khaled A. Salah. (2021). Evaluation of the Efficay of Computer Guided Lag Screw Fixation in Comparison to Conventional Lag Screw Fixation in Anterior Mandibular Fractures. Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(2), 228-231. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14121