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1Principles

For angle fractures the ideal line of osteosynthesis is located along the external oblique ridge

Champy’s ideal line of osteosynthesis

For angle fractures the ideal line of osteosynthesis is located along the external oblique ridge (A). If it is not possible to plate this area, a miniplate located along the lateral surface of the mandible can also be used (B).

Be prepared to change the fixation plan to using two miniplates in case of reduction at the basal region or if the stability is not sufficient.

Biomechanics of the mandible.