Circummandibular Wiring of Symphysis Fracture in a Five-Year-Old Child
The treatment of pediatric maxillofacial fractures is unique due to the psychological, physiological, developmental and anatomical characteristics of children.
Method: This case report describes the management of symphysis fracture of mandible in a 5-year-old boy. The fracture was treated by acrylic splint with circummandibular wiring.
Results: The splint was removed after 3 weeks. The patient had no complaints and radiograph revealed a healed fracture.
Conclusion: The clinical outcome in the present case indicates the management of mandibular fractures in pediatric patients using acrylic splint with circummandibular wiring.
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Krishna Priya Vellore
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, Sangareddy 502001, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, Sangareddy 502001, India.
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