Comminuted fractures of the mandible are unusual but not rare. They are complex injuries with a high complication rate. Gunshot wounds are a frequent cause. Traditional management with closed techniques is noted for good long-term results, but may involve an extended period of treatment. Treatment with open reduction and rigid internal fixation significantly shortens the course of treatment and simplifies the convalescence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery