Routine diagnosis of this type of fracture should include x-rays taken in two planes at 90° to each other. The minimum requirement is a PA view and a panoramic view. CT or digital volume tomography (DVT) imaging may be used as an alternative.
PA view of the same case.
OPG shows a left angular fracture reaching the third molar socket.
For further information regarding teeth in the line of fracture see the dedicated section under "Special considerations".
Bilateral angle fracture
PA view of a bilateral angle fracture.
OPG of the same case.
CT scans of a ramus fracture.
This type of high ramus fracture is usually treated the same way as the low condylar injuries.