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 is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. A former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and chief blogger for the Dental Elf website until December 2023. Derek has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Derek retired from the NHS in 2019 remaining as a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School until the end of 2023.

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