A. Maxilla fracture.
B. Body of mandible fracture.
C. Mandibular condyle fracture.
D. Orbital bone fracture.
Ans:C. Mandibular condyle fracture.
The fracture shown in the picture above represents mandibular condyle fracture.
- Condylar and subcondylar fractures constitute 26-40% of all mandible fractures.
- Plain radiography (most commonly) and CT scanning help to ascertain the location of the fracture, the degree and direction of displacement, and the presence or absence of associated injuries.
FRACTURE OF MANDIBLE
- Condylar process fractures of the mandible are most common account for 35% of all the fractures of mandible. They are followed by angle, body and symphysis in decreasing order of frequency.
- Clinical features
- Pain,Swelling,Deformity with trismus or malocclusion of teeth
- The fracture is reduced and fixed by:
- Closed reduction or Open reduction.