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Surgical treatment of fractures of the edentulous mandible.


Eyrich, G K; Grätz, K W; Sailer, H F (1997). Surgical treatment of fractures of the edentulous mandible. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 55(10):1081-1087.

Abstract

PURPOSE: This retrospective study presents treatment alternatives for fractures of the edentulous mandible. METHODS: A chart review of 34 patients with fractures of the edentulous mandible was performed. Patients were followed with clinical and radiographic examinations. RESULTS: Five different treatment groups were used, ranging from closed treatment to bone graft augmentation and immediate placement of dental implants. Twenty-five patients showed good bony union. Frequent complications were encountered, including pseudarthrosis, fractured plates, and persistent dysesthesia. Augmentation was more stable when implants were placed simultaneously. CONCLUSION: Treatment needs to be based on the type and location of the fracture and the degree of atrophy. Augmentation in combination with implants appears to be a good treatment for fractures of the edentulous mandible.

PURPOSE: This retrospective study presents treatment alternatives for fractures of the edentulous mandible. METHODS: A chart review of 34 patients with fractures of the edentulous mandible was performed. Patients were followed with clinical and radiographic examinations. RESULTS: Five different treatment groups were used, ranging from closed treatment to bone graft augmentation and immediate placement of dental implants. Twenty-five patients showed good bony union. Frequent complications were encountered, including pseudarthrosis, fractured plates, and persistent dysesthesia. Augmentation was more stable when implants were placed simultaneously. CONCLUSION: Treatment needs to be based on the type and location of the fracture and the degree of atrophy. Augmentation in combination with implants appears to be a good treatment for fractures of the edentulous mandible.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 October 1997
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:19
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0278-2391
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0278-2391(97)90284-6
PubMed ID:9331230

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