Further displacement of condylar process fractures after closed treatment.

  title={Further displacement of condylar process fractures after closed treatment.},
  author={Edward Ellis and Carla Palmieri and Gaylord S Throckmorton},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={1307-16; discussion 1316-7}
PURPOSE This study examined the changes in the position of the fractured condylar process immediately before and immediately after application of arch bars and at 6 weeks after surgery in a group of patients who underwent closed treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five patients over the age of 16 years underwent closed treatment of unilateral mandibular condylar process fractures. Coronal and sagittal displacement of the condylar process was examined using Towne's and panoramic radiographs… CONTINUE READING