To guide surgeons treating mandibular fractures in children, this article first reviews the growth of the mandible, describes how injury can affect such growth, and explains how to harness the process of growth to good effect. This information is important in making therapeutic decisions about the management of such injuries. The article then reviews the various opinions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Then, as a counterpoint, the author presents his own approach developed over 30 years as a pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery