Complications of nonrigid fixation of mandibular angle fractures

Luis A. Passeri, Edward Ellis, Douglas P. Sinn

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This retrospective study analyzed complications in 96 patients with 99 mandibular angle fractures treated during a 3-year period with either closed reduction or nonrigid means of fixation combined with maxillomandibular fixation. An overall complication rate of 17% occurred. Infection was the most common complication, occurring in 17 fractures. Thirteen fractures had infection as the only complication; in the remaining four patients, infection was combined with malunion/malocclusion. The results of this study show that mandibular angle fractures in an innercity population are associated with a high incidence of postsurgical complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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