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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2002 April;13(1):27-31

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Mandibular condyle fracture: early experience with biodegradable fixation in pediatric age. Case report

Rabbiosi D., Mazzoleni F., Salvato G., Rovati L. C. V.

Chair and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, San Gerardo Nuovo Hospital, Monza, Milano University School of Medicine Milano-Bicocca


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The ­authors, ­after a ­brief descrip­tion of ­the eti­ol­o­gy, clin­i­cal impli­ca­tions ­and diag­no­sis of con­dy­lar frac­tures, ­present ­the treat­ment pro­to­col adopt­ed. In ­this par­tic­u­lar clin­i­cal ­case a severe­ly dis­placed con­dy­lar frac­ture is pre­sent­ed. This frac­ture ­was ­reduced ­and sta­bi­lized ­with resorb­able ­plates ­and ­screws, insert­ed ­through an ­extra ­oral pre­au­ri­cu­lar ­access. The ­authors ­think ­that ­this ­type of sta­bil­iza­tion is an ­ideal ­way to ­treat pedi­at­ric frac­tures, as it is ­believed ­not to inter­fere ­with ­bone devel­op­ment ­and ­not to ­alter ­growth cen­tres.

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