The biophysics of mandibular fractures: an evolution toward understanding.

@article{Rudderman2008TheBO,
  title={The biophysics of mandibular fractures: an evolution toward understanding.},
  author={Randal H Rudderman and Robert L. Mullen and John D. Phillips},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={596-607}
}
BACKGROUND Predicting outcomes based on a variety of fixation techniques remains problematic in the treatment of mandible fractures. There is inherent difficulty in comparing the hundreds of published articles on the subject because of the large number of variables, including injury patterns, assessment techniques, treatment approach, device selection and application, and definition of outcome. METHODS The authors review the behavior of the human mandible. Behavior of the intact mandible… CONTINUE READING