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Management of Angle Mandible Fractures by 3D Rectangular Grid Plate: A Prospective Study

  • Ramisetti Sudheer
  • Bathini Dilip ChakravarthyEmail author
  • Nandagopal Vura
  • Gaddipati Rajasekhar
Original Article
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Abstract

Aim

This study aims to evaluate the clinical outcomes of treatment of mandibular angle fractures using 3D rectangular grid plate.

Materials and Methods

A total of 10 patients with mandibular angle fractures with or without associated facial fractures requiring open reduction and internal fixation were included in the study. Fixation was done using 3D rectangular grid plate.

Results

The mean age of the patients in the study is 34.7 years. In all the cases, fracture was adequately reduced (100%) intraoperatively and confirmed through postoperative radiographs. The mean mouth opening by the end of 3 months is 38.60 mm. Four patients had paresthesia of inferior alveolar nerve pre- and postoperatively, and normal sensation was regained by the end of the third month. There were no reported cases of infection and hardware failure during the 9-month follow-up period.

Conclusion

The results of the study suggest that 3D rectangular grid plate is a feasible alternative to conventional miniplate systems with good clinical outcome and fewer complications related to paresthesia, infection and hardware failure.

Keywords

Mandibular angle fractures Rectangular grid plate Open reduction and internal fixation 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

The study was performed after an ethical approval from the ethical review committee and institutional review board, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramisetti Sudheer
    • 1
  • Bathini Dilip Chakravarthy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nandagopal Vura
    • 1
  • Gaddipati Rajasekhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMamata Dental College and HospitalKhammamIndia

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