Osteotomy-osteosynthesis in displaced condylar fractures.

  title={Osteotomy-osteosynthesis in displaced condylar fractures.},
  author={Paula Mikkonen and Christian Lindqvist and Antti Pihakari and Tateyuki Iizuka and Pertti Paukku},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={18 5},
Nine male patients were treated for condylar fractures of the mandible by a method involving detachment of the condylar head. Pre-operatively, all patients had severe malocclusion. Radiologically, most condyles were anteromedially displaced. Open reduction was indicated but repositioning of the condyle was impossible without ramus osteotomy followed by temporary condylectomy. On follow-up roughly 32 months after surgery no permanent complications were seen. Joint function was almost completely… CONTINUE READING


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