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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Jul;55(6):623-625. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.04.007. Epub 2017 Apr 29.

Fixation of fractures of the condylar head of the mandible with a new magnesium-alloy biodegradable cannulated headless bone screw.

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1
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address: Henry.Leonhardt@uniklinikum-dresden.de.
2
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address: Adrian.Franke@uniklinikum-dresden.de.
3
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: Niall.Mcleod@ouh.nhs.uk.
4
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address: Guenter.Lauer@uniklinikum-dresden.de.
5
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address: Alexander.Nowak@uniklinikum-dresden.de.

Abstract

It is difficult to fix fractures of the condylar head of the mandible. Several techniques have been described which show satisfactory outcomes, but stability can be questionable, and some can cause irritation of the soft tissues. We describe a technique and first results of treating such fractures with resorbable magnesium-based headless bone screws (Magnezix® 2.7mm CS; Syntellix AG, Hanover, Germany).

KEYWORDS:

Biodegradable osteosynthesis; Cannulated headless bone screw; Condylar head fractures; Magnesium-alloy

PMID:
28460872
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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