Interventions for the treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle

Mohammad O Sharif, Zbys Fedorowicz, Peter Drews, Mona Nasser, Mojtaba Dorri, Tim Newton, Richard Oliver

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Fractures of the condylar process account for between 25% and 35% of all mandibular fractures. Treatment options for fractures of the condyles consist of either the closed method or by open reduction with fixation. Complications may be associated with either treatment option; for the closed approach these can include malocclusion, particularly open bites, reduced posterior facial height and facial asymmetry in addition to chronic pain and reduced mobility. A cutaneous scar and temporary paralysis of the facial nerve are not infrequent complications associated with the open approach. There is a lack of consensus currently surrounding the indications for either surgical or non-surgical treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)CD006538
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Mandibular Condyle
  • Mandibular Fractures

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