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2Unilateral fractures (double or multiple unilateral)

Multiple fractures

If the fracture lines are located further apart, the surgeon has additional options to treat the multiple fractures. One fracture is rigidly fixed while the other is commonly fixed with a less rigid osteosynthesis, eg, a single plate.

Fractures in the tooth-bearing area of the anterior mandible are generally treated first to establish the ideal occlusion. Fractures in the nontooth-bearing area (posterior body/angle/ramus/condyle) are usually treated secondarily.