How we manage mandibular fractures

J. E. Van Sickels, D. P. Timmis

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Mandibular fractures occasionally are sports-related injuries. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms and is confirmed with various radiographic views of the mandible. The nature of the fracture and the presence or absence of teeth determine the type of treatment used. Treatment modalities include temporary stabilization with subsequent open or closed reduction using one of a variety of techniques. Rigid internal fixation of fractures - a recently developed technique - may eliminate the need for prolonged immobilization of the jaw and permit early function of the jaw.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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