Indications for ORIF are any displaced atrophic mandible fracture requiring
Following the AO principles of anatomic reduction of fractures and immediate
function, ORIF of atrophic edentulous mandible fractures with load-bearing
osteosynthesis has a distinct advantage for these patients. The technique has
evolved to provide the patient with an excellent chance for mandibular union
while the ability to masticate is preserved.
Literature has supported the efficacy of this technique.