A61F 5/05891(20130101), A61B 5/055(20130101), A61B 6/032(20130101), A61B 6/037(20130101), A61B 6/14(20130101), A61C 5/14(20130101), A61M 1/0023(20130101), G06T 7/00(20130101), A61M 2207/10(20130101), G06T 2207/30036(20130101), G06T 2210/41(20130101)
A custom oral splint that is operatively secured to the maxilla and mandible of a subject/patient to assist in reduction and provide maintenance of reduction of maxillary and mandibular fractures in the edentulous or partially edentulous subject/patient. In this difficult patient population, there are very limited options for maxillomandibular fixation, and none provide stable reduction of fractures. The novel device minimizes operative time and equipment, as well as offers the ability to transition the patient from rigid fixation to elastics postoperatively. The novel device is custom-designed for each patient's degree of bone atrophy, ensuring a high quality, and effective product.
Decker, Summer Joy; Ford, Jonathan Michael; and Ching, Jessica Allen, "Custom reduction splint for edentulous patients" (2015). USF Patents. 70.
University of South Florida