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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Feb;24(1):133-139. Korean. Original Article.
Seo JH , Yeo HH , Kim YK , Kim SG , Chi JH , Kim SM .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry Chosun University.

Most popular incisions for open reduction of mandibular condylar fractures are submandibular approach, preauricular approach, Risdon approach, and retromandibular approach etc. These methods are selected according to the location of condylar fracutre, condylar segments displacement, and preference of the surgeon. We performed the open reduction and rigid fixation by means of retromandibular approach for the treatement of mandibular condyle fracture in the 9 patients (8 cases were performed by direct reduction and rigid fixation, and 1 case was performed by Dr. Nam's method). The retromandibular approach has many advantages. This is more easier approach to the fracture site, better visibility and accessibility, less wound exposure, less muscle retraction, and more comfortable to patient because lesser sensory and motor nerve injury.

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