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. 2009 Mar;17(1):93-101.
doi: 10.1016/j.cxom.2008.10.005.

Complications of Mandibular Fractures

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Complications of Mandibular Fractures

Barry E Zweig. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. .

Abstract

Before any definitive treatment of mandibular fractures, the patient needs to be evaluated for more potentially life-threatening injuries. Complications can and do occur with treatment of mandibular fractures and can occur during any of the phases of treatment. The development of an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan is vital in achieving optimal success and decreasing complications. Knowledge of the anatomy and the principles of bone healing is also an important factor in preventing complications. To limit long-term untoward effects, complications should be recognized early and the appropriate treatment should be started before a minor complication becomes a complex one that is more difficult to manage.

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