Computed tomographic findings of the fractured mandibular condyle after open reduction

Byung Ho Choi, J. Y. Huh, J. H. Yoo

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term radiological results obtained with open reduction and fixation of unilateral mandibular condyle fractures in 10 patients. CT images taken at the end of the follow-up period (average of 22 months, range 7 to 33 months), were traced and digitized, and the position and morphology of the fractured condylar process was statistically compared with those of the contralateral non-fractured condylar process in the coronal, transverse and sagittal planes. Little difference was observed in the position or morphology of the condylar process in the operated and non-fractured joints. This study shows that it is possible to anatomically reduce fractured condyles, and thereby to avoid postoperative disadvantageous joint change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. This study was sup ported by a grant of the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea to Choi, Byung-Ho (02-PJl-PGI-CH07-0001).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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