Executive Editor: Marcelo Figari, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

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

Mandible - Angle and ramus, simple

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Glossary

Treatment

The patient is assessed clinically at regular intervals by monitoring the occlusion radiographically to assure that union occurs and the fracture does not displace. The patients are maintained on a no-chew diet for several weeks.


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Case example

The x-rays show nondisplaced, incomplete, closed fracture through the mandibular angle.


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PA view of the same patient.


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Pretreatment occlusal relationship
The occlusion was normal and there was no perceptible mobility of the fracture


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Outcome
Six weeks later the x-ray shows that the occlusion is still unchanged (normal) and the fracture has healed.

v1.0 2008-12-01