Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
February 2005

Miniplate Repair of Mandibular Angle Fractures

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(2):169-170. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.2.169

Murr should be congratulated on his concise review of mandibular angle fracture repair. Unfortunately, the literature is filled with conflicting arguments regarding the optimal treatment of these injuries, and the lack of uniform treatment guidelines makes management controversial. While the question of an optimal treatment strategy will not be answered here, a better understanding of the current literature, biomechanics, and physiology on which we base our clinical decisions can be achieved.

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