The zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture, also known as a quadripod fracture, quadramalar fracture, and formerly referred to as a tripod fracture or trimalar fracture, has four components: the lateral orbital wall (at either the zygomaticofrontal suture superiorly along the wall or zygomaticosphenoid suture inferiorly), separation of the maxilla and zygoma along the anterior maxilla (near the.
Epidemiology. They can account for ~40% of midface fractures. They are the second most common facial bone fracture after nasal bone fractures.. Pathology. The fracture complex results from a direct blow to the malar eminence and results in three distinct fracture components that disrupt the anchoring of the zygoma.Additionally, the fracture components may result in impingement of the.
tri·pod frac·ture a facial fracture involving the three supports of the malar prominence, the arch of the zygomatic bone, the zygomatic process of the frontal bone, and the zygomatic process of the maxillary bone. tripod fracture A popular term for a fracture that is actually a combination of four (not three, as the name implies) fractures: (1.
The zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) plays a key role in the structure, function, and esthetic appearance of the facial skeleton. A ZMC fracture is also known as a tripod, tetrapod or quadripod fracture, trimalar fracture or malar fracture.Cited by: 2.