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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 491-494

Is extracorporeal plating ideal for condylar fracture? A case report with a two-year follow-up study

1 Department of OMFS, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Nathiya Balasubramaniyan
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.njms_499_21

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Management of condylar fractures includes the closed and open methods. The closed method, although is conservative, has disadvantages such as inadequate reduction, disturbances in occlusion, and a decrease in ramal height. To overcome these disadvantages, surgeons prefer open reduction and internal fixation. One of the methods used is extracorpeal fixation of condyle fractures. This method has a limiting factor of excessive condylar resorption and avascular necrosis. We report a two-year follow-up of a patient with condylar head resorption and fractured implant.

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