Clinical evaluation of 3 types of plate osteosynthesis for fixation of condylar neck fractures

B. H. Choi, C. K. Yi, J. H. Yoo

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Abstract

Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patients who had condylar neck fractures treated with 3 different plating techniques. Patients and Methods: A retrospective study was performed on 37 patients with 40 fractures of the condylar neck that were reduced and stabilized using an approach involving exposure of the facial nerve. Stabilization was achieved with a single miniplate (17 fractures), a minidynamic compression plate (13 fractures), or double miniplates (10 fractures). Results: Plate fracture or screw loosening was exclusively observed in cases stabilized with either a single miniplate or a minidynamic compression plate. No cases of inadequate stability were observed when 2 miniplates were used. Conclusions: The 2-miniplate fixation technique provides functionally stable fixation for fractures of the condylar neck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-737
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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