Anatomic Reconstruction in Mandibular Fractures with Loss of Bony Substance (Case Report)
Compound mandibular fractures may be combined with defects involving the alveolar process and/or the body of the mandible. The treatment of such fractures is difficult since the continuity of the mandible has to be restored. On the other hand, in compound and comminuted fractures, bone healing may be delayed because of nonunion, pseudarthrosis, or infection at the fracture site. The result may be asymmetry of the mandible and functional disability. In comminuted fractures of the mandible with loss of bony substance, the main aim of primary reconstructive surgery will be to create the best conditions for bone healing.
KeywordsImmobilization Crest Ankylosis
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