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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 328-329
 

A simple method to facilitate oral surgery in patients with orthodontic appliances


Department of Plastic Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala, India

Date of Web Publication4-Jan-2016

Correspondence Address:
Janarthanan Ramu
Department of Plastic Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.173162

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How to cite this article:
Ramu J, Wakure A, Sharma M. A simple method to facilitate oral surgery in patients with orthodontic appliances. Indian J Plast Surg 2015;48:328-9

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Ramu J, Wakure A, Sharma M. A simple method to facilitate oral surgery in patients with orthodontic appliances. Indian J Plast Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Jul 17];48:328-9. Available from: http://www.ijps.org/text.asp?2015/48/3/328/173162


Sir,

Mopping with gauze during surgery is essential to keep the field bloodless and improve visualisation of underlying structures. In patients with cleft lip and palate who are undergoing orthodontic treatment, performing a secondary corrective procedure on the lip or a procedure for closure of nasolabial fistula becomes cumbersome as the gauze piece, which is used for mopping, repeatedly gets stuck in the orthodontic clips [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Picture depicting gauze piece stuck with orthodontic clip

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We report a simple technique to prevent the gauze getting stuck in the orthodontic clips. An aluminium foil or the hard paper of the suture pack could be placed in the gingivolabial sulcus, covering the orthodontic clips, which avoids direct contact of the gauze with the clip [Figure 2]. This simple measure makes the surgeon very comfortable during procedure and saves a lot of time.
Figure 2: Picture depicting placement of suture foil in gingivolabial sulcus

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We searched the literature and to the best of our knowledge, could not find any measure like this, which helps the surgeon during procedure.


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