Home > Journals > Minerva Stomatologica > Past Issues > Minerva Stomatologica 2004 July-August;53(7-8) > Minerva Stomatologica 2004 July-August;53(7-8):403-16

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA STOMATOLOGICA

A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index


eTOC

 

REVIEWS  


Minerva Stomatologica 2004 July-August;53(7-8):403-16

language: English, Italian

A protocol for the treatment of mandibular condylar fractures

Silvestri A., Lattanzi A., Mantuano M. T.


PDF  


The authors suggest a protocol for the treatment of mandibular condylar fractures classified by fracture level: the condylar head, the condylar neck and subcondylar fractures. The protocol provides a guide to individualizing intervention according to the type of fracture, the patient''s age, the degree of restriction of mandible movement and the possible presence of fractured condyle displacement, which is often associated with functional disorders.
The age of the patient is a key factor in the choice of treatment. The therapeutic goal in adult patients differs from that in growing patients, since in children the condyle is a major growth center for the mandible. Management may be surgical or nonsurgical; surgical intervention may be conservative with or without immobilization with closed or open reduction and fixation.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail