Fractures of the Zygomaticomaxillary Complex and Their Treatment: A Case Report

1University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa” Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dibra str. 370 10010 Tirana Albania


Fractures of the zygomaticomaxillary complex are the second most common of all facial fractures. Several fixation methods have been used over the years, including wire osteosynthesis, lag screw fixation, transfacial Kirschner wire fixation, titanium plate and screw fixation, and more recently, resorbable plating system. Internal fixation with titanium plates and screw provides the most rigid fixation and thus greater immobility of the fracture segments. The degree of immobilization created with titanium plates and screws also allows fixation at fewer anatomic points.

Keywords: Zygomatic complex; Fractures; Internal fixation


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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 40–43, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI:, April 2016