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CASE REPORT

Conservative Management of Dislocated Pediatric Unilateral Condylar Fracture Using Orthodontic Treatment and Guiding Elastics

Nancy Goel, Shruti Jha, Ruchi Singhal, Nisha Gupta, Ritu Namdev, Charu Dayma

Keywords : Case report, Child Dentistry, Condyle fracture, Occlusion, Pediatric condyle fracture, Pediatric mandible fracture, Pediatrics patient

Citation Information : Goel N, Jha S, Singhal R, Gupta N, Namdev R, Dayma C. Conservative Management of Dislocated Pediatric Unilateral Condylar Fracture Using Orthodontic Treatment and Guiding Elastics. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (2):184-186.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2753

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Introduction: Mandibular fractures in children, when compared to adults, are quite less common. Treatment approaches for mandibular fracture differ in children due to their growth and developing dentition. Minimal manipulation of bony architecture is done to achieve a stable position. Case description: An 8-year-old girl with right-side condylar fracture with dislocation reported to the emergency trauma unit, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak. Result: The case was well managed by a conservative approach whereby orthodontic treatment along with guiding elastics was used in the reduction of unilateral condylar fractures.


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