Document Type : Research Article
Background: facial injury has led to furtherance in techniques of internal fixation,
improvements in plating system. Trauma to the facial bones and exposure of the site
and internal fixation with micro and mini plates. Evaluating 10 patients with fractures
of maxilla and mandible and open reduction and internal fixation with and comparison
of micro and mini plates with load bearing capacity, stability at the fracture site and
postoperative complications. Objectives: Comparison of micro and mini plates in
maxillofacial trauma cases.
Materials and Methods: Sample consists 10 subjects, 5 each in two groups clinically and
radiographically diagnosed with Group 1 (maxillary fractures) and Group 2
(mandibular fractures) which were subdivided into 5 each treated with miniplate and
microplate respectively. All cases have been evaluated clinically for various parameters
for minimum of 1 months 2 month and 3 months of assessment of any postoperative
complications. Post operative evaluation for pain and fracture site stability and post of
infections, mouth opening, wound healing was observed.
Results: Study resulted as microplates are more and enough stability and have good
adequate capacity of adaptation when compared with mini plates because of flexibity of
plate and less size of the microplates feels less hard than mini plates when used in
Conclusion: Microplates have good adequate adaptation and rigid enough to provide
adequate stability of the fracture segment when compared with mini plates, many
number of fractures evaluation in maxilla and mandible finally concluded microplates
are good at maxilla fixation and mandible.