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Intraoral open reduction and internal fixation of displaced mandibular angle fractures using a specific ad hoc reduction-compression forceps: a preliminary study

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Jaques, Bertrand
Published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology. 2008, vol. 106, no. 4, p. 497-501
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To preliminarily evaluate prospectively the accuracy and reliability of a specific ad hoc reduction-compression forceps in intraoral open reduction of transverse and displaced mandibular angle fractures. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the clinical and radiologic data of 7 patients with 7 single transverse and displaced angle fractures. An intraoral approach was performed in all of the patients without using perioperative intermaxillary fixation. A single Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthese (AO) unilock reconstruction plate was fixed to each stable fragment with 3 locking screws (2.0 mm in 5 patients and 2.4 mm in 2 patients) at the basilar border of the mandible, according to AO/American Society of Internal Fixation (ASIF) principles. Follow-up was at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and we noted the status of healing and complications, if any. RESULTS: All of the patients had satisfactory fracture reduction as well as a successful treatment outcome without complications. CONCLUSION: This preliminary study demonstrated that the intraoral reduction of transverse and displaced angle fractures using a specific ad hoc reduction-forceps results in a high rate of success.
Keywords AdolescentAdultBone PlatesBone ScrewsCompressive StrengthEquipment DesignFollow-Up StudiesFracture Fixation, Internal/*instrumentationFracture HealingHumansJaw Fixation Techniques/instrumentationMaleMandibular Fractures/*surgeryPilot ProjectsProspective StudiesSurgical InstrumentsYoung Adult
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PMID: 18547841
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Research group Groupe Scolozzi Paolo (chirurgie maxillo-faciale et buccale) (896)
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SCOLOZZI, Paolo, JAQUES, Bertrand. Intraoral open reduction and internal fixation of displaced mandibular angle fractures using a specific ad hoc reduction-compression forceps: a preliminary study. In: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 2008, vol. 106, n° 4, p. 497-501. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19199

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