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8Completed osteosynthesis

Infected fractures with or without bone loss

Panoramic x-ray showing the plate osteosynthesis bridging the defect zone in the left posterior mandibular body.

Note: there are three screws on each side of the defect and these are placed away from the fracture. The defect zone appears opaque because of the bone graft.

A nasogastric tube is used to feed the patient to enhance intraoral hygiene.