Surgical treatment of fractures of the edentulous mandible.

  title={Surgical treatment of fractures of the edentulous mandible.},
  author={Gerold Klaus Eyrich and Klaus Wilhelm Graetz and H. F. Sailer},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1081-7; discussion 1087-8}
PURPOSE This retrospective study presents treatment alternatives for fractures of the edentulous mandible. METHODS A chart review of 34 patients with fractures of the edentulous mandible was performed. Patients were followed with clinical and radiographic examinations. RESULTS Five different treatment groups were used, ranging from closed treatment to bone graft augmentation and immediate placement of dental implants. Twenty-five patients showed good bony union. Frequent complications were… CONTINUE READING