Subcondylar Fractures

Edward Ellis, Robert M. Kellman, Emre Vural

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1. Are there specific indications for open versus closed treatment of subcondylar fractures? Are there any contraindications to open treatment, and do they supercede the indications for open treatment? 2. Does the presence of other fractures (mandible and/or midface) affect your choice of open versus closed treatment? (Is the selection of closed vs open treatment the same for unilateral vs bilateral fractures?) 3. If one chooses to perform closed treatment, how long a period of MMF is required? 4. What are the most important factors for success when closed treatment is used? 5. What is the best surgical approach to ORIF of subcondylar fractures? 6. Analysis: Over the past 5 years, how has your technique or approach evolved or what is the most important thing you have learned/observed in working with subcondylar fractures?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-382
Number of pages18
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Closed surgical technique
  • Facial fracture
  • Mandible fracture
  • Mandible maxilla
  • Open surgical technique
  • Subcondylar fracture
  • Surgical techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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