Third molars and mandibular angle fractures: Are they associated?

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This review of the link between the presence of third molars and mandibular angle fractures included 7 retrospective studies suggesting an increased risk of fracure when third molars were present RR= 1.90(95%CI; 1.47-2.46).

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Maxillofacial trauma: assaults and falls the main causes in Europe

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This prospective year long multi-centre study involving 11European counties provides an interesting overview of the current demographics, causes and characteristics of maxillofacial fractures in these centers.

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Evidence on whether treatment delay has adverse effect on outcomes following facial fractures is limited

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Since the introduction of open reduction and internal fixation the management of facial fractures has changed dramatically. However many uncertainties remain and the importance of the time from injury treatment is one area of dispute.  The aim of this review was to examine the effects of treatment delay on outcomes in the management of facial [read the full story…]