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Mandibular Fracture in Children: A New Approach for Management and Review of Literature

Atul Sharma, Geetanjali Gandhi, Kanwaldeep S Soodan, Deepika Patidar

Keywords : Bridle wiring, Orthodontic ligature wire, Pediatric facial fracture

Citation Information : Sharma A, Gandhi G, Soodan KS, Patidar D. Mandibular Fracture in Children: A New Approach for Management and Review of Literature. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (4):356-359.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1643

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Abstract

Maxillofacial fractures in the pediatric population consist of less than 15% of all facial fractures. Road traffic accidents, sport-related injury, and fall constitutes most common causes for the facial injury. Incidence of the facial fractures is comparatively higher in boys than in girls. In the management of the maxillofacial fractures in pediatric patients, we have to take into consideration the variation in anatomy and physiology between children and adults, as well as the particular stage of growth and dental development. Treatment options can vary from closed reduction to open reduction and internal fixation. In this article, the authors successfully managed the pediatric mandibular fractures by performing bridle wiring with the help of an orthodontic ligature wire.


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