Open reduction of mandibular condyle fractures. Indications and technique

M. F. Zide

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The traditional approach of closed reduction for condylar fractures has proved to be effective in an overwhelming majority of patients, but not in all. Some authors have proposed open reduction in selected cases. At present, there are no long-term data supporting open reduction to prevent future joint problems. In view of this, I believe that the best overall indication for open reduction is the surgical need to place the face or jaws in the proper functional position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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