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Complications in endoscopic-assisted open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular condyle fractures

Title
Complications in endoscopic-assisted open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular condyle fractures
Authors
Sang-Hoon Kang;Eun-Joo Choi;Woong Nam;In-Ho Cha;Hyung-Jun Kim;Hyun-Woo Kim
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
ISSN
1079-2104
Citation
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology, Vol.113(2) : 201~206, 2012
Abstract
Endoscopic-assisted open reduction and internal fixation (EAORIF) of subcondylar fractures is minimally invasive, provides excellent visibility without a large incision, and reduces surgical scarring and the risk of facial nerve injury. This study evaluated the complications associated with EAORIF. Twenty-six patients underwent EAORIF for mandibular condyle fractures. The postoperative follow-up period was longer than 6 months. We analyzed associations between the complication incidence and the number of fixation plates, accompanying mandibular fractures, and age. Eighteen (69.2%) and 6 (23.1%) patients had temporary (<3 months after surgery) and long-term (>6 months after surgery) complications, respectively. Patients older than 30 years had complications more frequently than those younger than 30 years. Complication rates were similar for different numbers of fixation plates and among patients with and without accompanying mandibular fractures. EAORIF is a reliable technique for treating condylar fractures, regardless of patient age, number of fixation plates, or accompanying mandibular fractures. However, improvements are needed to reduce long-term complications.
URI
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1079210411000783

http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/91612
DOI
10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.02.005
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1. 연구논문 > 2. College of Dentistry > Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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