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Conservative management of comminuted intracapsular condylar fracture


 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation's YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Anwesha Banerjee,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation's YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Fractures of the mandibular condyle are frequently treated using closed functional techniques. Differentiated evaluation using modern diagnostic methods such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and electronic axiography have demonstrated that clinical outcome depends on the intracapsular fracture line and comminution. Patients display significantly poorer clinical, radiological, and axiographical results if the fracture line runs through the lateral condylar pole, and the displacement of the proximal fragment has resulted in a shortening of the mandibular ramus when compared to those patients whose fracture line runs through the medial condylar pole and in whom the vertical dimension of the mandibular ramus has remained intact.


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