Management of Mandible Fracture by Plating and Wiring: An Otolaryngologist Perspective at Teritiary Care Center

AbstractThe facial area is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body (Abiose in Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 24(1):319,1986; Adi et al. in Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 28(3):1949,1990; Allan and Daly in Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 19(5):26871,1990), and the mandible is one of the most commonly fractured maxillofacial bones (1990; Azevedo et al. in J Trauma 45(6):10847,1998; Bremerich et al. in Acta Stomatol Belg 93:511,1996). Mandible is the only mobile bone of the skeleton, and hence vulnerable to fracture. This is a retrospective study of 50 mandibular fracture cases managed at the Department of ENT, Govt. Medical College Bhavnagar during the 2  years period from 2014 to 2016. Maximum subjects were in age group 21–30 years with a male preponderance. Road traffic accident is the main cause followed by falls and assault. Symphysis is the most common site of Mandibular fracture. Mandible fracture is a common entity in Road traffic acciden ts. Multiple fractures are seen in 40% of mandibular fracture cases. The results were equally good in patients requiring only MMF (Maxillo Mandibular Fixation) and inpatients requiring MMF and Plating, during the follow up up to 8 weeks. Physiotherapy was advised for all the post op patients after 2 months.
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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