Mandibular reduction Forceps

Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Michael Rasse, Lim Cheung, Richard Baillot

Stable internal fixation of mandible fractures is easier if facilitated by instruments maintaining reduction while the plates are adapted and applied to the fractured bone. The three forceps designs presented here address bone/fracture reduction in specific regions of the mandible. The forceps can attach in 1.5 mm or 1.8 mm drill holes, they are used single-handedly, and their ratcheting mechanism allows for adjustment while compressing the fracture (Fig 1).


The reduction forceps with points (Fig 2) are designed to maintain the mandible arch against lateral slaying in two different ways.

The right-angled tips of the large, angled reduction forceps (Fig 3) provide compression with an angle for mandible fractures via an intraoral or an extraoral incision as well as soft-tissue retraction at the fracture site.

The small bone reduction forceps with toe-in tip (Fig 4) are designed to maintain the bone reduction in the symphyseal and parasymphyseal areas of the mandible until the fracture is plated.

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