Complications of treatment of condylar fractures. Clinical experience in maxillofacial surgery service Hospital Carlos van Buren – Valparaiso, Chile

By confronting the management of condylar fractures, there are two possible treatments, one surgical and other orthopedic.

Both present indications, advantages and disadvantages, and even according to the preference of each clinician will determine the treatment to apply. Although the evidence leans toward surgical management of fractures, they are not exempt from complications of the technique, such as damage to the facial nerve and associated tissues.

On the other hand, conservative management leads us to another effect anatomical asymmetries being jaw and even joint ankylosis.

This work shows a series of 5 cases and the management of various complications arising in its management, regardless of treatment performed.

Monitoring and evolution of a series of 5 clinical diagnosis of mandibular condylar fracture and complications during handling at the Hospital Carlos Van Buren.

The reported complications range from anatomic, neurological and functional, as they relate to the selected treatment and management of each.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Complications of treatment of condylar fractures. Clinical experience in maxillofacial surgery service Hospital Carlos van Buren – Valparaiso, Chile
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