Management of pediatric condylar fractures: clinical experience in the Hospital Carlos Van Buren, Valparaiso, Chile

Facial trauma in pediatric patients differs in terms of prevalence, diagnosis and treatment, as compared to adults. The treatment will take depends on the intrinsic characteristics of the fracture, patient age and stage of dentition.

Condylar fractures in this group of patients are best treated orthopedically, given the high capacity for regeneration and functional morphology. Surgical treatment is indicated in specific cases. The joint and bone remodeling after early functional treatment, maintained and good quality, allow the regeneration of the condyle provides excellent functionality.

We present a clinical case series of pediatric patients suffering from complex mandibular fractures where condylar fracture exists and results in both aesthetics and occlusal function.

Is evaluated clinically to treat pediatric patients in the specific treatment of mandibular condylar fractures in his jaw dynamics, restoration of anatomy, function and aesthetics and the results obtained with tracking.

The treatment of mandibular condyle fractures in children, whether orthopedic or surgical resolution must be based on the growth and development of the jaws, teeth, consider the presence of temporary, permanent, germs and should always be priority targets in this functional and aesthetic patients.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Management of pediatric condylar fractures: clinical experience in the Hospital Carlos Van Buren, Valparaiso, Chile
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