Rigid internal fixation for the treatment of infected mandibular fractures

Michael Koury, Edward Ellis

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A review of the literature is presented that shows that treatment of infected fractures by rigid internal fixation is biologically sound. A protocol for managing infected mandibuiar fractures with plate and screw fixation was developed and used on 11 patients. Ail patients had osseous union of the fracture and none required removal of the bone plate. This protocol is recommended as a viable option in the treatment of infected mandibular fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-443
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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