Executive Editor: Marcelo Figari, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto

General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: Ricardo Cienfuegos, Carl-Peter Cornelius, Edward Ellis III, George Kushner

Mandible - Body, simple

General considerations

Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) is usually the method of choice for complete simple body fractures to avoid the drawbacks and inconveniences of MMF in the majority of patients.

It is recommended in all displaced fractures and noncompliant patients.

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