Executive Editor: Marcelo Figari, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto

General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

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

Mandible - Symphysis and parasymphysis, simple

General considerations

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

It is recommended in all unstable fractures and noncompliant patients.

Closed treatment of simple fractures is still well accepted as an alternative to open treatment.

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