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September 15, 1906

TREATMENT OF FRACTURE OF THE INFERIOR MAXILLA, WITH DESCRIPTION OF A SPLINT.

Author Affiliations

Assistant Demonstrator of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania; Surgeon to the Out Patient Department of St. St. Agnes Hospital.; PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(11):854-855. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210110038003
Abstract

Fractures of the lower jaw are divided into fractures of the body, the ramus, the angle and the condyloid and coronoid processes. The most frequent variety is fracture of the body at the mental foramen; frequently the fracture is double, being two of the same variety or a combination of two different varieties. Numerous mechanical devices and operative procedures have been advanced for the treatment of these fractures, but, if one may judge from the numerous articles which appear each year, none give entire satisfaction. No one apparatus or operation will be satisfactory for all varieties of fracture of the inferior maxilla. The treatment of these fractures with the use of a chin cup and a Barton's bandage is antiquated and entirely unreliable, as well as being very uncomfortable. To be systematic, we will take up the different varieties in turn.

FRACTURE OF THE BODY WITHIN THE ALIGNMENT OF THE 

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