Overview of Mandibular Condyle Fracture

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Park, Su-Seong ; Lee, Keun-Cheol ; Kim, Seok-Kwun (2012)
  • Publisher: The Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Journal: Archives of Plastic Surgery, volume 39, issue 4, pages 281-283 (issn: 2234-6163, eissn: 2234-6171)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3408270, doi: 10.5999/aps.2012.39.4.281
  • Subject: Surgical procedures | Mandibular fractures | Mandibular condyle | RD1-811 | Topic: Mandibular Condyle Fracture | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | stomatognathic system

The mandibular condyle is a region that plays a key role in the opening and closing of the mouth, and because fracture causes functional and aesthetic problems such as facial asymmetry, it is very important to perform accurate reduction. Traditionally, there has been disagreement on how to manage fracture of the mandibular condyle. This review explores the misunderstanding of mandibular condyle fracture treatment and modern-day treatment strategies.
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