Review suggests that open reduction of mandibular condyle fractures may have better outcomes


Around a third of mandibular fractures involve the mandibular condyle. Treatment approaches involve either an open or closed approach and there is no general agreement of which method should be used.    The aim of this review was to compare open and closed treatment of moderately displaced condylar fractures. The authors searched 3 databases PubMed, Cochrane [read the full story…]

Available evidence for best treatment approach for fractured mandibular condyles is of poor quality


Fractured mandibular condyles are common representing 25-35% of all mandibular fractures.  They are treated by conservative management (CM) or open reduction/internal fixation (ORIF) but the evidence to support superiority of one method over the other has not been assessed. The aim of this review is to evaluate the current evidence regarding the interventions that can [read the full story…]