Retrospective analysis of low-velocity gunshot wounds to the mandible.

  title={Retrospective analysis of low-velocity gunshot wounds to the mandible.},
  author={E A Neupert and Scott B Boyd},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={72 4},
A retrospective study was conducted of 32 patients with mandibular fractures resulting from low-velocity gunshot injuries. Airway management was required in 25% of the patients, and 9% sustained major vessel injury. Patients were divided into two groups, depending on site of mandibular fracture: condyle, ramus, and coronoid (n = 10), and angle, body, and symphysis (n = 22). All patients in the condyle, ramus, coronoid group achieved clinical union without infection. Average postinjury maximal… CONTINUE READING