Evidence-based medicine: Mandible fractures

Brad T. Morrow, Thomas Samson, Warren Schubert, Donald Mackay

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Abstract

Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the anatomy and subunits of the mandible. 2. Review the cause and epidemiology of mandible fractures. 3. Discuss the preoperative evaluation and diagnostic imaging. 4. Understand the principles and techniques of mandible fracture reduction and fixation. Summary: The management of mandibular fractures has undergone significant improvement because of advancements in plating technology, imaging, and instrumentation. As the techniques in management continue to evolve, it is imperative for the practicing physician to remain up-to-date with the growing body of scientific literature. The objective of this Maintenance of Certification article is to present a review of the literature so that the physician may make treatment recommendation based on the best evidence available. Pediatric fractures have been excluded from this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1381-1390
Number of pages10
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume134
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Surgery

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