Mandibular Coronoid Fractures, How Rare?

JOURNAL TITLE: The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Author
1. Tejraj Pundalik Kale
2. Vipin Aggarwal
3. SM Kotrashetti
4. JB Lingaraj
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1665
Volume
16
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2015
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE's VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka India
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE's VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VK Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
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    Abstract

    Background

    To study the rarity of mandibular coronoid process fractures and treatment strategies based on the displacement of these fractures.

    Materials and methods

    A retrospective study of 11 cases of coronoid process fractures among 307 treated cases from 2008 to 2013 was conducted. Six patients were treated conservatively and 5 underwent ORIF with associated fractures. A statistical analysis of the data obtained after subjective and objective evaluation was done.

    Results

    The incidence of coronoid process fractures was 3.58% of all mandibular fractures analyzed. There was no statistically significant difference found between two treatment modalities, but differences in maximum interincisal opening (MIO) and pain in the postoperative period were significant.

    Conclusion

    We recommend that linear coronoid fractures with minimal displacement can be managed with conservative treatment. For patients with significant displacement of coronoid process, limited mouth opening or concomitant mid-face or lower-face fractures, rigid internal fixation is recommended.

    How to cite this article

    Kale TP, Aggarwal V, Kotrashetti SM, Lingaraj JB, Singh A. Mandibular Coronoid Fractures, How Rare? J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(3):222-226.

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