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

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Glossary

Principle

The patient is assessed clinically at regular intervals by monitoring the occlusion radiographically to assure that union occurs and the fracture does not displace.


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Case example

Fracture in the transitional zone of posterior body/mandibular angle.

The tooth in the line of fracture (right mandibular angle) had to be carefully removed. No further measures were taken.

Case by courtesy of Claude Jaquiery, Basel, Switzerland.


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Panoramic x-rays at 4 weeks,


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8 weeks and


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12 weeks during the observation period.

Bony consolidation was uneventful.

v1.0 2008-12-01