Simultaneous treatment of pseudoarthrosis of mandibular body fractures and inferior alveolar nerve defects

Simultaneous treatment of pseudoarthrosis of mandibular body fractures and inferior alveolar... The purpose of this paper is to present the experience with two patients with pseudoarthrosis of mandibular body fractures and unacceptable anesthesia of the lower lip and chin on the affected side. This was corrected by establishing stable fixation with locking screw mandibular plate, microsurgical repair of the inferior alveolar nerve, and filling the fracture gap with an autogeneous bone graft. The combination of these therapies resulted in satisfactory sensory improvement without complications in both patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Simultaneous treatment of pseudoarthrosis of mandibular body fractures and inferior alveolar nerve defects

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050022
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the experience with two patients with pseudoarthrosis of mandibular body fractures and unacceptable anesthesia of the lower lip and chin on the affected side. This was corrected by establishing stable fixation with locking screw mandibular plate, microsurgical repair of the inferior alveolar nerve, and filling the fracture gap with an autogeneous bone graft. The combination of these therapies resulted in satisfactory sensory improvement without complications in both patients.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 16, 2000

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