Fabrication of a Surgical Splint in an Emergency Situation: A Clinical Report

Lokendra Gupta, I. N. Aparna, B. Dhanasekar, Abhay T. Kamath, D. Lingeshwar, Priyanka Agarwal

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Fractures involving pediatric jaws most often require a splint to prevent the fragments from being displaced; however, impression making presents a challenge. This article describes the fabrication of a surgical splint over an ideal cast, which is subsequently refitted with a tissue conditioner onto the patient's jaw. The highlight of this technique is the elimination of an impression procedure, thereby reducing clinical and laboratory time and easing pain in the child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Prosthodontics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 04-2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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