Technical StrategiesA Cheap Hand-Made Mandibular External Fixator?Wojcik, Thomas MD; Nicot, Romain MD, MSc; Ferri, Joel MD, PhD; Raoul, Gwenael MD, PhDAuthor Information *University Lille Nord de France, UDSL, PRES †INSERM U 1008, Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials ‡Cervico Facial Surgery Department, Centre Oscar Lambret §Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Roger Salengro Hospital, CHU Lille, France. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Romain Nicot, MD, MSc, University of Lille, Lille, France; E-mail: [email protected] Received 6 December, 2015 Revised 21 May, 2016 Accepted 30 May, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: October 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 7 - p 1839-1841 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002963 Buy Metrics Abstract The external mandibular fixator is one of the tools that maxillofacial have to contain complex fractures, in particular in the context of ballistic traumas or comminuted fractures. The authors present a craft external fixator inspired from Joe Hall Morris fixation. This technique, particularly cheap, can be an alternative to a conventional external fixator. The authors report their advices and tricks to guide the implementation of that external fixator and avoid pitfalls. Indications of this surgical device are discussed. © 2016 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.