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7Plate bending

Edentulous atrophic fractures

Pearl: reduction and temporary fixation

It can be very helpful to reduce and stabilize the fracture with adaptation plates to allow appropriate bending of the template and reconstruction plate. This is particularly applicable in fractures that are widely displaced, mobile, or unstable.

The adaptation plates are placed on the inferior border to allow excellent reconstruction plate adaption to the lateral surface of the mandible.

After the locking reconstruction plate has all planned screw holes used, the adaptation plates are removed.