Usefulness of the retromandibular transparotid approach for condylar neck and condylar base fractures.

@article{Kim2012UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the retromandibular transparotid approach for condylar neck and condylar base fractures.},
  author={Bae-Kyung Kim and Yong-Dae Kwon and Joo Young Ohe and Yong-Ha Choi and Byung-Joon Choi},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={712-5}
}
Condyle fractures represent 20% to 30% of all mandibular fractures and are thus among the most common facial fractures. The fracture pattern can vary greatly and may occur anywhere along the line from the sigmoid notch to the mandibular angle. The main problems are access, difficulty in repositioning the extremely slender fragments, and fixation of the condyle.Eighty-seven patients were diagnosed with condylar neck or condylar base fractures from January 2007 to December 2009 in the Department… CONTINUE READING
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