Endoscope-assisted transoral reduction and internal fixation versus closed treatment of mandibular condylar process fractures--a prospective double-center study.

@article{Kokemueller2012EndoscopeassistedTR,
  title={Endoscope-assisted transoral reduction and internal fixation versus closed treatment of mandibular condylar process fractures--a prospective double-center study.},
  author={Horst Kokemueller and Vitomir S. Konstantinovic and Enno-Ludwig Barth and Sabine Goldhahn and Constantin von See and Frank Tavassol and Harald Essig and Nils-Claudius Gellrich},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={384-95}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this international AO-study was to compare the functional outcome after open versus closed treatment of mandibular condylar neck fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective comparative study with two follow-ups (FU) at 8-12 weeks and 1 year was undertaken in two clinics, which exclusively privileged either surgical or conservative… CONTINUE READING