Treatment of Mandibular Fractures in Children

  • Bernd Spiessl


Functionally stable internal fixation is contraindicated for fractures of the pediatric mandible. The fracture affects two substrates that are extremely sensitive to outside influences: the bone tissue and the tooth germs. Irreversible growth disturbances can result from damage to these structures.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Spiessl
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  1. 1.University of BaselBasel (Kantonsspital)Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of BaselBasel (Kantonsspital)Switzerland
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryKantonsspitalAarauSwitzerland

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