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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-113

A technique for mandibular distraction to reduce medially dislocated condylar fracture : Technical report of a case

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral), Delhi, India
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, 303 Field Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Himanshu Thukral
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral), Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjos.SJOralSci_19_20

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The treatment of condylar fractures in oral and maxillofacial trauma, where an open reduction and internal fixation has to be done, is still a controversial note. However, when taken a decision by the surgeon to operate, there are many difficulties on the operation theatre table, reducing the proximal condylar stump and applying mini fixtures. The techniques to reduce the condylar stump are endorsed in the medical literature. We report a different technique with the use of simple armamentarium, a 24G intravenous catheter, which facilitates better visualization of the proximal segment by distracting the distal segment for open reduction and internal fixation of condylar fractures.

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