Fibrous union of the mandible: a review of 27 patients.

  title={Fibrous union of the mandible: a review of 27 patients.},
  author={Richard H Haug and Adam Schwimmer},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={52 8},
OBJECTIVE To identify personal data, social traits, fracture characteristics, and treatment modalities that result in the development of mandibular fibrous union. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hospital charts and radiographs for 714 patients with mandibular fractures treated between March 1984 and August 1993 were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of fibrous union. The charts were evaluated for age, sex, race, fracture etiology, fracture location, personal habits, medical compromise… CONTINUE READING