volume 40, issue 4, Pe108-e111 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.05.015
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Bart van den Bergh, Martijn W. Heymans, Freya Duvekot, Tymour Forouzanfar

Abstract: The surgical treatment and complications of patients with mandibular fractures in Amsterdam over a period of 10 years are analysed. Between January 2000 and January 2009 225 patients were surgically treated for a mandibular fracture (mean age of 32.6 (SD±14.6) years). A total of 426 fracture lines were identified. Of 213 dentate patients 29 patients were treated primarily with intermaxillary fixation (IMF). IMF combined with osteosynthesis was performed on 99 patients. Seventy-nine patients received IMF only p…

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