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Mandibular fracture scoring system: for prediction of complications.
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PMID:  22538545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Mandibular fractures are one of the most commonly encountered injuries in trauma clinics. Although several widely accepted classification systems exist, these are mostly region specific, differ in the classification criteria used, and are sometimes only correlated with specific treatment modalities, thereby making it impossible to uniformly and comprehensively document facial fracture patterns. In this study, we developed a modified scoring system for mandibular fractures and analyzed the relationship between scoring of fractures that were treated and the incidence of complications after surgical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate the suitability of the proposed scoring system, a prospective study on a series of 116 patients was performed. All the fractures were classified using the proposed scoring system. The scoring was based on clinical and radiological evaluation of each fracture. Patients were followed up postoperatively for presence of complications. RESULTS: A good correlation between the proposed scoring system and the incidence of complications was detected. DISCUSSION: This scoring system for mandibular fractures facilitates an objective and standardized assessment of the degree of severity of a fracture, thereby allowing for systematic evaluation of facial fracture outcomes, including assessment of complications. However, it is our understanding that a multicenter study should be performed before the effectiveness of the proposed classification can be clearly stated.
D Prabhu Shankar; P Manodh; Pradeep Devadoss; Titus K Thomas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1865-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101319632     Medline TA:  Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai, 600095, Tamil Nadu, India,
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