Open reduction of subcondylar fractures achieves precise anatomic alignment of bony fragments and may prevent the postoperative sequalae seen with some closed reductions. Using an extraoral approach, a fracture can be easily seen and manipulated. An intraoral approach avoids large facial scars, facial nerve injury, and allows visualization of the occlusion during the procedure. Cases for this technique should be carefully selected.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1988|
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- Oral Surgery