Are there fewer complications with closed reductions of mandibular fractures

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This systematic review was first published in  2008.

The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-based Dentistry has now published a critical summary of the review.

They highlighted as number of  methodological issues with the review and all of the included studies were retrospective studies.

They found that the review was :-

unable to demonstrate a consistent difference in the rate of complications associated with closed and open reduction of isolated mandible fractures.

Go to the ADA Critical Summary

Go to the abstract of the original review

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Derek Richards

Derek Richards is the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry, Editor of the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal, Consultant in Dental Public Health with Forth Valley Health Board and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Dundee & Glasgow Dental Schools. He helped to establish both the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry and the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal. He has been involved with teaching EBD and a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994.

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