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Pediatric Intermaxillary Fixation in a Child with Isolated Subcondylar Fracture under Local Anesthesia: A Technical Note and Case Report

Sunny P Tirupathi, Srinitya Rajasekhar, Mayuri Ganesh, Abhishek V Kogila, David T Kandathil

Keywords : Children, Intermaxillary fixation, Mixed dentition, Subcondylar fracture

Citation Information : Tirupathi SP, Rajasekhar S, Ganesh M, Kogila AV, Kandathil DT. Pediatric Intermaxillary Fixation in a Child with Isolated Subcondylar Fracture under Local Anesthesia: A Technical Note and Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (1):119-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2342

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Pediatric subcondylar jaw fractures in the mixed dentition phase present a unique challenge as immobilization of the jaw is indicated but arch bars are contraindicated due to fear of damage to underlying tooth buds. No definite guidelines are present in the management of pediatric subcondylar jaw fractures. We report a case in which a patient in mixed dentition with undisplaced fracture of neck of condyle which was managed with Intermaxillary fixation.


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