Management of mandibular fracture in pediatric patient: A case report
Keywords:Acrylic splint, circummandibular wiring, circumferential wire, pediatric mandibular fracture
Incidence of maxillofacial injuries in children is less than the adults which may be attributed to the protection provided to them
by the parents. However, such injuries still occur. Of them, mandibular fracture is very common which may occur due to many
reasons, of which the most common one is fall from height or sport-related injuries. The effect of trauma in pediatric patients
differs from an adult as they may lead to growth disturbance of the jaw. Further management may be affected by developing
dentition within the traumatized jaw. Therefore, choice of treatment option depends on multiple factors. In the present case
report, we have discussed our own approach of treatment of mandibular fracture in a child and discussed significance of splints
with the circumferential wiring in select cases.
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