Management of Comminuted Fractures of the Mandible

Brian Alpert, Paul S. Tiwana, George M. Kushner

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Comminuted
  • Fractures
  • Mandible

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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