Articles tagged with "mandible fracture"

Is Fixation of Mandible Fractures Urgent?

Delay in repairing mandible fractures post-injury can be associated with technical challenges and complications, but a delay of up to five days has not been shown to compromise outcomes in terms of bony union and occlusion.

The Importance of Timing in Mandible Fracture Repair

Is fixation of mandible fractures urgent? Background: There are conflicting reports on the urgency of fixing mandible fractures. While some recommend fixation within the first 72 hours, others claim that repairs that are made as late as five days post-injury do just as well. Although delayed repair can be associated with compromised nutrition, poor hygiene, inflammation, […]