Treatment of Unilateral Condylar and Associated Mandibular Fractures With & Without Osteosynthesis
AbstractThis study was conducted to evaluate a new method of fracture management in comparison with conventional technique. 40 dentate patients having unilateral condylar associated with mandibular fractures were treated. In 20 patients closed reduction was done with a median of 6 weeks of intermaxillary fixation. In the other 20 subjects open reduction and stabilization of the associated mandibular fracture was done by means of screw supported wiring. Intermaxillary fixation was removed after two weeks. Screw supported wiring which includes early removal of intermaxillary fixation, minimum surgical intervention, firm stabilization and short hospitalization period contributes to an effective, economic approach for the management of mandibular fractures with excellent results.
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