The position of discs in 20 adult patients whose unilateral condylar fractures were treated by open reduction was investigated by means of magnetic resonance imaging. In four (20%) of the 20 cases, the disc was anteriorly displaced in both the closed mouth and open mouth positions. Three of the four cases had a high condylar neck fracture with dislocation and one had a high condylar neck fracture with displacement. The results of this study showed that repositioning the dislocated condyle did not always lead to anatomical restoration of the joint structures.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgments. This work was sup ported by grant No. 2000-1-20500-011-3 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation and the Brain Korea 21 Project.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery