Facial plast Surg 2019; 35(06): 623-626
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700888
Original Article
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Fractures of the Mandibular Condyle

1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Yadranko Ducic
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Robert Kellman
2  Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

There exists no consensus “gold standard” treatment for condylar fractures, and there is continued debate on whether condylar fractures should undergo surgical or conservative management. Herein, we review various techniques of conservative, closed, and open surgical treatments of condylar fractures. Also, we review complications associated with each treatment modality and compare and contrast closed and open management. Standardization of fracture classification schemes and treatment modalities is needed to elucidate the best course of action for each patient and each fracture.