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4Fixation

Confirmation of reduction

Confirmation of reduction

Confirm adequate reduction. There should be no gap at the lingual aspect that would lead to occlusal disturbance and mandibular widening.

MMF should be released and the occlusion checked.

Because two points of fixation have been applied (two lag screws), it is not essential that the mandibular arch bar remains in position to function as another point of fixation