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REVIEW ARTICLE

Pediatric Mandibular Fractures: A Review

Mridula Trehan, Abhishek Vashistha, Ankita Chugh, Urvashi Bihani, Mridula Trehan, Anant G Nigam

Keywords : circummandibular wiring, pediatric mandibular fractures,Pediatric trauma

Citation Information : Trehan M, Vashistha A, Chugh A, Bihani U, Trehan M, Nigam AG. Pediatric Mandibular Fractures: A Review. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (2):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1022

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The pattern of craniomaxillofacial fractures seen in children and adolescents varies with evolving skeletal anatomy and socioenvironmental factors. The general principles of treating mandibular fractures are the same in children and adults: Anatomic reduction is combined with stabilization adequate to maintain it until bone union has occurred. But recognition of some of the differences between children and their adult counterparts is important in long-term esthetic and functional facial rehabilitation as effect of injury, treatment provided has a great influence on their ensuing growth.


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