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Authors

Ricardo Cienfuegos, Carl-Peter Cornelius, Edward Ellis III, George Kushner

Executive Editors

Marcelo Figari, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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Observation

1. Treatment/Case example

Treatment

The patient is assessed clinically at regular intervals by monitoring the occlusion radiographically to assure that union occurs and the fracture does not displace. The patients are maintained on a no-chew diet for several weeks.

Case example

The x-rays show nondisplaced, incomplete, closed fracture through the mandibular angle.

Observation

PA view of the same patient.

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Pretreatment occlusal relationship
The occlusion was normal and there was no perceptible mobility of the fracture

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Outcome
Six weeks later the x-ray shows that the occlusion is still unchanged (normal) and the fracture has healed.

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