Management of comminuted fractures of the mandible.


Comminuted fractures of the mandible are unusual but not rare. They are complex injuries with a high complication rate. Gunshot wounds are a frequent cause. Traditional management with closed techniques is noted for good long-term results, but may involve an extended period of treatment. Treatment with open reduction and rigid internal fixation significantly shortens the course of treatment and simplifies the convalescence.

DOI: 10.1016/j.coms.2008.12.002

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@article{Alpert2009ManagementOC, title={Management of comminuted fractures of the mandible.}, author={Brian Alpert and Paul S Tiwana and George M. Kushner}, journal={Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America}, year={2009}, volume={21 2}, pages={185-92, v} }