[Problems of conservative and surgical therapy of juvenile jaw fractures].

  • Sylvia Geiger
  • Published 1979 in Deutsche zahnärztliche Zeitschrift


Fractures of the mandible in children represent a special problem in the therapeutic concept of traumatology. These injuries differ from similar injuries in adults in terms of the mechanism of the fracture, therapeutic possibilities, elasticity of the bone, healing of the mandibular fracture, presence of tooth buds, and cooperativeness of the patient. Operative procedures should be carried out if necessary, but treatment should basically be as conservative as possible. The primary principle for therapeutic procedures on growing maxillofacial bones is avoidance of late sequelae and restoration of function.

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@article{Geiger1979ProblemsOC, title={[Problems of conservative and surgical therapy of juvenile jaw fractures].}, author={Sylvia Geiger}, journal={Deutsche zahnärztliche Zeitschrift}, year={1979}, volume={34 2}, pages={136-9} }