PMID: 403453Feb 25, 1977Paper

Modern therapy of fractured jaws (author's transl)

MMW, Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift
N Schwenzer


Modern treatment of fractured jaws includes the anatomical and functional restoration of the broken mandible and the middle part of the face. The central feature on the one hand, is the reposition and fixation of the fractured skeletal parts in the correct axial line, and on the other hand, occlusal rehabilitation, which is to be considered the criterion of a correct position for the dentigerous fragments. For this purpose, conservative and/or operative measures cone into question, according to the type of fracture and dislocation. The conservative methods enable reposition and fixation of fragments by means of dental fixation dressings. At the present time, wire suture and wire suspension which are always combined with conservative methods as well as plate osteosynthesis are to be mentioned as the most common operative procedures for fractures of the mandible and the middle part of the face.

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