Facial Trauma: Mandibular Fracture
Mandibular fracture is a fracture through the jaw bone, after an accident, a hit from anywhere or fall onto the chin or dramatically due to tumor in the bone. Most appearing cases are male youngsters between the age group of 20-30 and in most cases, the fracture is not single but compounded. Severe pain, restricted or abnormal mobility of mouth, damages to teeth and gums, malocclusion, laceration of the skin are common complaints associated with mandibular fractures.
Non-union of Mandible fracture case @ Jerush dental and facial corrective surgery
Here we had treated a young patient named Muthurajan, aged 27 from Nagercoil. He had fallen from a public transport bus while he was stepping down in a hurry, just before the bus stopped. Though outwardly found simple but noticeable injuries on his face, he felt severe pain and unable to move his jaws. He was totally broken and rushed to our centre with his friend, a co-traveler. Our maxillofacial surgeon checked him, found lower mandibular fractures with medium severity and suggested a treatment plan, ‘Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)’ using mini plates, to be done under general anesthesia. He was admitted in the hospital for a week and the treatment went successful. Mr. Muthurajan was given a medical prescription and advised with tips to protect the development of jaw bone bonding.