Masako Fujioka

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BACKGROUND : The submandibular, or Risdon, approach is the classic, reliable extraoral approach for treating mandibular fractures. Although the intraoral approach has been used recently for open reduction and internal fixation, in some cases, such as comminuted fractures or fractures in an atrophic mandible, the submandibular approach is still prerequisite.(More)
PURPOSE Although endoscopically assisted transoral open reduction and internal fixation of condylar mandible fractures is currently a popular technique, the need for it and its benefits remains unclear. This prospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of open reduction and rigid internal fixation of subcondylar fractures of the mandible using a new(More)
Bone transport distraction is a reliable procedure in various maxillofacial bony defect reconstruction techniques. It is minimally invasive and it eliminates donor site morbidity. We introduce a new surgical technique for maxillary backward bone transport distraction reconstruction performed in a 77-year-old woman with a posterior partial maxillary defect.(More)
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