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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Mar;30(2):182-190. Korean. Case Report.
You JS , Kim SG , Kim HK , Moon SY .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea.

Fracture of mandible is the most frequent fracture among many types of maxillofacial fracture, and reduction of mandible fracture is performed using various methods of treatment to maintain bonding strength of fractured bone. Among these treatment of bone fracture, a semirigid fixation method which can reduce the period of intermaxillary fixation using metal miniplate under general or local anesthesia is spotlighted these days. The metal miniplate used during this semirigid fixation procedure is Titanium which is bio-inactive one and was used widely, but because the side effect of fracture reduction using titanium have been demonstrated recently, fracture reduction using biodegradable plate become to attract people's attention. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical case and review of the literature with the reduction of mandible fracture using biodegradable plate.

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