Symptomatic plate removal after treatment of facial fractures.

Abstract

AIMS To identify the rates and reasons for plate removal (PR) among patients treated for facial fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of files of 238 patients. RESULTS Forty-eight patients (20.2%) had plates removed. The reason for removal was objective in 33.3% and subjective in 29.2%. The most common subjective reason was cold… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.01.005