Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Review

Traumatology

Candotto V, Valente L, Carinci F. Mandibular condyle fractures: Literature review. Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 Oct 10;2(2):17.

Abstract

Face is a frequently injured area of the body, and the mandible is the most fractured bone among the facial bones. Bones fracture at site of tensile strain, since their resistance compressive force is greater.Condylar fractures represent between 29% and 52% of all mandibular fractures. The present review provides an overview on  condylar fractures diagnosis, treatment methods, and the way to select an appropriate treatment modality.

The treatment for mandibular condyle fractures remains controversial. Conservative management (CM) and open reduction/internal fixation (ORIF) are both used, but the evidence to support superiority of one method has not been clearly assessed.

Corresponding Author

Francesco Carinci, MD - crc@unife.it