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4Placement and fixation of first plate

Usage of a drill bit with a 6mm stop

Fixation of first plate

Only one screw should be placed on each side of the fracture in the holes nearest to the fracture, until the surgeon has verified the proper 3-D reduction of the zygoma at the other two points. Looking through the upper eyelid incision, it is very difficult to determine the 3-D rotation of the zygoma.

While drilling holes in the periorbital area, it may be desirable to use a drill bit with a stop (commonly 6 mm stop).

The final two screws in the zygomaticofrontal plate should be placed at the end of the intervention.