Severe bone resorption and osteoarthrosis after miniplate fixation of high condylar fractures. A clinical and radiologic study of thirteen patients.


Thirteen cases of high condylar fracture treated by open reduction and fixation with miniplates were monitored for an average of 18 months postoperatively. Satisfactory functional results were achieved clinically in all but one patient. Radiologically, however, signs of condylar resorption and osteoarthrosis were diagnosed in all patients. In four patients… (More)


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