Thair A Lateef Hassan

President of the Iraqi Scientific Council of Maxillofacial Surgery in Iraqi Board for Medical Specialization, Iraq


  • Research   
    The Outcomes of the Lag-Screw Use for Treatment of the Mandibular Symphysis, Parasymphysis and Oblique Body Fractures
    Author(s): Hani Tareq Abd-Alwahab* and Thair A Lateef Hassan

    Background: For most fractures of the mandible, the aim of treatment is primarily to restore function, the occlusion, and pain-free normal movements of both temporomandibular joints. One of the methods of open reduction and fixation is Lag screw. The concept of Lag Screw osteosynthesis is defined as the stable union of two bone fragments under pressure with the aid of screws which in turn are under tension. The lag screw technique was first introduced to Maxillofacial Surgery by Brons and Boering in 1970 who cautioned that at least two screws are necessary to prevent rotational movements of the fragments in mandibular body fractures. Aims: The study is aimed to assess the post-operative results by assessing the primary stability and the need for any supplemental maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), measure the time required to complete the proc.. Read More»

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