The conservative treatment of pediatric mandibular fracture with prefabricated surgical splint: a case report

Kocabay C., Atac M. S. , Oener B., Guengoer N.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.4, pp.247-250, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2005.00445.x
  • Title of Journal : DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-250


The use of rigid fixation in children is controversial and may cause growth retardation along cranial suture lines. Inter maxillary fixation for mandibular fractures should be used cautiously as bony ankylosis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and trismus may develop. The high osteogenic potential of the pediatric mandible allows non-surgical management to be successful in younger patients with conservative approaches. In this case. successful conservative treatment of mandibular fracture of a 3-year-old patient is presented.