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Mandibular fractures: Historical perspective

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R Mukerji, G Mukerji, M McGurk

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222 - 228
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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The principles of the treatment of mandibular fractures have changed recently, although the objective of re-establishing the occlusion and masticatory function remains the same. Splinting of teeth is an old way of immobilising fractures but the advent of modern biomaterials has changed clinical practice towards plating the bone and early restoration of function. We present a brief historical overview of techniques and systems that have been used for stabilisation of mandibular fractures. PMID: 16112261 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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