Pearls of mandibular trauma management.

@article{Koshy2010PearlsOM,
  title={Pearls of mandibular trauma management.},
  author={John C. Koshy and Evan Feldman and Chuma Jideofo Chike-Obi and Jamal M. Bullocks},
  journal={Seminars in plastic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={357-74}
}
Mandibular trauma is a common problem seen by plastic surgeons. When fractures occur, they have the ability to affect the patient's occlusion significantly, cause infection, and lead to considerable pain. Interventions to prevent these sequelae require either closed or open forms of reduction and fixation. Physicians determining how to manage these injuries should take into consideration the nature of the injury, background information regarding the patient's health, and the patient's… CONTINUE READING
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