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Conservative treatment of unilateral displaced condylar fractures in children with mixed dentition.
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PMID:  22976674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to present the outcomes of the conservative treatment of unilateral displaced condylar fractures in a series of children with mixed dentition.
METHODS: The treatment protocol of our study population included the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances, the preparation of a maxillary acrylic splint, and functional exercises. Six and 12 months after trauma, patients underwent clinical temporomandibular joint dysfunction and mandibular motion assessments and a panoramic radiography.
RESULTS: Fourteen children with a mean age of 7.2 years were included in the study. At 1 year follow-up, complete clinical and functional recovery was observed in all patients. A complete healing process leading to a normal condylar process was observed in almost all patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Conservative treatment of displaced condylar fractures in children, using a progressively remodeled splint, showed satisfactory functional outcomes at 12 months of follow-up.
Paolo Boffano; Fabio Roccia; Eleonora Schellino; Federico Baietto; Cesare Gallesio; Sid Berrone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e376-8     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Department, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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