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October 1976

Mandibular Fracture Complications

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of California at San Diego.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(10):627-630. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780150095008

• This paper presents the authors' experiences with 111 treated mandibular fractures and 16 cases of complication. Pertinent data on the fresh fractures are given, but the major part of the study deals with cause, diagnosis, and treatment of the complications of mandibular fractures. These are divided into four categories—infection, nonunion, malunion, and temporomandibular joint ankylosis, although only infection and temporomandibular joint ankylosis are included here. Unique mandibular fracture complications are reviewed.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:627-630, 1976)

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