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 (condyle) are usually treated secondarily.
Most commonly, the fracture through the body/symphysis is treated using stable
fixation. This offers the choice of treating the condyle fracture closed or
One has the choice of various stable/rigid fixation schemes for the fracture
of the body/symphysis. One can use two miniplates, a heavy locking plate 2.0,
or a reconstruction plate.