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8Fixation

Edentulous atrophic fractures

General considerations

The locking reconstruction plate 2.4 is fixed to the native mandible using either 2.4 mm or 3.0 mm screws. At least three screws must be present on either side of the fracture. In the atrophic edentulous mandible fracture, the screws are generally placed in the symphyseal region and the angular region. The bone in the symphysis is very often dense cortical bone which may require tapping of the screw hole.