Management of Mandibular Subcondylar Fracture – A Case Report and Literature Review (pp. 87-92)
Authors: Nithin Kumar and K. P. Manoj Kumar
Abstract: Mandibular condyle fractures are one of the commonest fractures involving the mandible. In the past, closed reduction with concomitant active physical therapy conducted after a period of intermaxillary fixation during the recovery period had been mainly used, but in recent years, open treatment of condylar fractures with rigid internal fixation has become more common. However, the rigid fixation techniques of treating condyle fractures remain one of the controversial issues in maxillofacial trauma. Several techniques and plate types such as miniplates, minidynamic compression plates, delta plates, and two miniplates have been evaluated biomechanically in various experimental and clinical studies. The present case report is to evaluate the clinical use of titanium L-shaped miniplate in open reduction and internal fixation of subcondylar fracture.