Complications of miniplate osteosynthesis in the treatment of mandibular fractures.

M. Peled, L. Ardekian, I. Abu-el-Naaj, A. Rahmiel, D. Laufer

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Miniplate osteosynthesis with 2.0-mm screws is being increasingly utilized in the treatment of mandibular fractures, midface fractures, zygomatic fractures, orthognathic surgery, and in craniomaxillofacial surgery. It enables better anatomic reduction, better stability of fracture lines, quick recovery and return of function. To examine complications related to its use, data were compiled from the preoperative, immediately postoperative, and 6-months' postsurgery examinations of 143 patients with isolated mandibular fractures. Sixteen of the patients (11.2%) presented with postoperative complications that were related to the miniplate system. The authors' experience and data support the theory that the complication rate is related more to the surgical approach and technique than to the time elapsed between injury and operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of cranio-maxillofacial trauma
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The presented experimental tests were done in the "Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales" laboratories (CNES, Toulouse, France): we wish to acknowledge I. Petitbon, B. Cousin and G. Otrio (from CNES) for their helpful discussions. We also would like to thank J. Lorsignol and J.C. Barthes (from MATRA/Toulouse, France), who were the first users of the Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor, for their active collaboration and the experimental results presented on the figures 7 and 8. This work was supported by CNES.


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