Mandibular fractures are the third most prevalent maxillofacial traumatic events. Surgical approaches to the condyle are a debated topic. This study describes a mini-invasive technique for condylar fracture reduction. The patient of this study suffered multiple traumatic injuries including a carotid artery dissecting aneurysm, which contraindicated the standard open reduction and internal fixation technique. The novel minimally invasive technique involves intraoral access and fracture fragment realignment using a periosteal elevator, a molar occlusal splint, and intermaxillary fixation after intraoperative radiologic imaging confirmation of condyle reposition.The approach avoids skin incisions and tissue dissection, with good aesthetic outcomes and facial nerve preservation. This technique proved to be safe and simple to be less demanding for the patient, with a shorter recovery time than experienced with other techniques.The results suggest this technique is a good option for the surgical treatment of condylar neck fractures showing favorable rim morphology with primary stability after reduction.

New Minimally Invasive Intraoral Procedure for Condylar Fractures: Clinical Presentation and Considerations on Current Techniques

Cortese, Antonio;
2021

Abstract

Mandibular fractures are the third most prevalent maxillofacial traumatic events. Surgical approaches to the condyle are a debated topic. This study describes a mini-invasive technique for condylar fracture reduction. The patient of this study suffered multiple traumatic injuries including a carotid artery dissecting aneurysm, which contraindicated the standard open reduction and internal fixation technique. The novel minimally invasive technique involves intraoral access and fracture fragment realignment using a periosteal elevator, a molar occlusal splint, and intermaxillary fixation after intraoperative radiologic imaging confirmation of condyle reposition.The approach avoids skin incisions and tissue dissection, with good aesthetic outcomes and facial nerve preservation. This technique proved to be safe and simple to be less demanding for the patient, with a shorter recovery time than experienced with other techniques.The results suggest this technique is a good option for the surgical treatment of condylar neck fractures showing favorable rim morphology with primary stability after reduction.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11386/4769282
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact