ROLE OF CAP SPLINTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PAEDIATRIC MANDIBULAR FRACTURES- A CASE SERIES
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5886-5897
AbstractIntroduction- Management of paediatric maxillofacial injuries is different and mainly
depends upon the psychological, physiological, developmental, and anatomical
characteristics of children. Mandibular fractures in children have variable etiologies and
there are various treatment modalities to treat symphysis/parasymphysis fractures, which
have their own complications and limitations.
Method- These case series describe open cap splint with circum mandibular wiring as
treatment modality intreating 20 paediatric parasymphysis/symphysis mandibular fractures
Results- The splints were removed after 3 weeks. The patients had no complaints, and
radiographsrevealed healed fractures.
Conclusion- The clinical outcomes in the following case seriesrecommends the
management of mandibular fractures in paediatric patients using acrylic cap splints with
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