Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2014 Sep;36(5):201-206. 10.14402/jkamprs.2014.36.5.201.

A Clinical Study of Mandibular Angle Fracture

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea. sgckim@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To establish management protocol for mandibular angle fracture, we describe pertinent factors including cause, impacted third molar and recent treatment tendency.
METHODS
We examined the records of 62 patients who had unilateral mandibular angle fracture. Sixty patients who had open reduction surgery were examined at postoperative weeks 1, 4, 8, 12, and 28.
RESULTS
Left mandibular angle fracture is frequent in younger males. Presence of the mandibular third molar can increase fracture risk. Because of attached muscle, favorable fractures occurred primarily in the mandibular angle area.
CONCLUSION
Extracting the mandibular third molar can prevent angle fractures, and open reduction with only one plate adaptation is generally the proper treatment method for mandibular angle fracture.

Keyword

Mandibular injuries; Jaw fracture

MeSH Terms

Humans
Jaw Fractures
Male
Mandibular Injuries
Molar, Third
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