Oral Maxillofac Surg (2017) 21:327–334 DOI 10.1007/s10006-017-0636-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE Comparison of a 2.0-mm locking system with conventional 2.0- and 2.4-mm systems in the treatment of mandibular fractures: a randomized controlled trial 1,2 1 3 Rubens Camino Junior & Rogério Bonfante Moraes & Constantin Landes & 1,2 João Gualberto C. Luz Received: 4 December 2016 /Accepted: 29 May 2017 /Published online: 12 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract are adequate as long as the criteria of their indication and Purpose A comparative study of the use of the 2.0-mm requirements for installation are met. locking fixation system with conventional systems in the treat- Conclusions It was concluded that the 2.0-mm locking fixa- ment of mandibular fractures was performed. tion system can replace conventional systems in the treatment Methods For this study, 87 consecutive patients with 112 of mandibular fractures; in addition, this approach was effec- mandibular fractures were randomized to receive either 2.0- tive in the treatment of unfavourable fractures that typically mm locking plates (n = 45) or conventional 2.0- or 2.4-mm require the 2.4-mm conventional system. plates (n = 42) and had a minimum follow-up of 6 months. . . Fractures were classified based on the degree
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 12, 2017
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