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

v1.0 2008-12-01