Patient benefit from endoscopically assisted fixation of condylar neck fractures--a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Schmelzeisen2009PatientBF,
  title={Patient benefit from endoscopically assisted fixation of condylar neck fractures--a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Rainer Schmelzeisen and Ricardo Cienfuegos-Monroy and Ralf Sch{\"o}n and C H Chen and Larry E. Cunningham and Sabine Goldhahn},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={147-58}
}
PURPOSE Owing to the risk of facial nerve damage and the creation of visible scars, surgical treatment of condylar mandible fractures using an extraoral approach remains controversial. The transoral endoscopically assisted approach of condylar fractures has been reported to avoid these complications. A prospective, randomized controlled, multicenter trial was performed to quantify the patient benefit after open reduction and internal fixation of condylar mandible fractures using endoscopically… CONTINUE READING