Management of Condylar Fractures

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Abstract

Management of condylar fractures remains a source of ongoing controversy. While it appears that many condylar fractures can be managed nonsurgically, recognition of cases that require surgical intervention and selection of an appropriate procedure are paramount to success in treating these injuries. There are a variety of special considerations that are peculiar to the condylar region. This article discusses anatomic considerations, classification of condylar fractures, indications for surgery, treatment options, and complications. The goals of treatment include restoration of function and esthetics. Careful consideration and attention to the principles of fracture management, and the role of the condyle as an articulating unit and growth center, must be taken into account for the successful management of these injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-69
Number of pages15
JournalAtlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

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