International journal of odontostomatology
versión On-line ISSN 0718-381X
MARDONES M, Marcelo; NAVIA G, Eduardo; BRAVO A, Rodrigo y MAYER O, Cristopher. Management of Atrophic Mandible Fractures: Report of Two Clinical Cases. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.2, pp. 126-132. ISSN 0718-381X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2011000200003.
The objective of the present case report is to present the experience of the maxillofacial surgery team of the Hospital San Jose in the management of atrophic mandible fracture, through the medical-surgical treatment and post-operatory evolution of two clinical cases. We studied two women with systemic conditions, edentulous with a diagnosis of atrophic mandible fracture subsequent to fall injury. In all treated cases the surgical team achieved satisfactory results through an integral treatment of patients with this type of fracture, based on actual literature reported protocols. The treatment of choice for this type of fractures is an anatomical open reduction, by internal fixation with osteosynthesis plates and screws on the basis of favorable results and functional rehabilitation of patients. The multidisciplinary management is fundamental for treatment of this type of patient due to the concomitant systemic conditions of these patients.
Palabras clave : mandible fracture; atrofic mandible fractures; atrofic mandible fracture treatment.