Complications of nonrigid fixation of mandibular angle fractures.

  title={Complications of nonrigid fixation of mandibular angle fractures.},
  author={L A Passeri and Edward Ellis and Douglas P Sinn},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={51 4},
This retrospective study analyzed complications in 96 patients with 99 mandibular angle fractures treated during a 3-year period with either closed reduction or nonrigid means of fixation combined with maxillomandibular fixation. An overall complication rate of 17% occurred. Infection was the most common complication, occurring in 17 fractures. Thirteen fractures had infection as the only complication; in the remaining four patients, infection was combined with malunion/malocclusion. The… CONTINUE READING