Surgical Treatment Of Unusal Medially Displaced Condylar Fracture: A Case Series

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Dr. Mamta Singh, Dr. Swapnil Singh, Dr. Bhoopendra Singh Rajput, Dr. Sourabh Hariprasad Oza, Dr. Shubham Gupta, Dr. Radhika Vyas




Mandibular fractures are the most common type of facial bone fractures. The displacement of the mandibular condyle into the skull following glenoid fossa is known as dislocation of the mandibular condyle into the middle cranial fossa. Medially displaced condylar fractures represent a significant subset of mandibular fractures, posing challenges in diagnosis and management. The etiology and biomechanics underlying medially displaced condylar fractures are discussed, emphasizing the common mechanisms of injury such as direct trauma or indirect forces transmitted through the mandible. The management of medially displaced condylar fractures requires a tailored approach considering various factors including patient age, fracture displacement, associated injuries, and functional outcomes. Surgical techniques such as open reduction and internal fixation gives a better result in achieving occlusion and mouth opening. A guardsman fracture, which is typically observed in elderly people after a fall on the chin, is characterised by bilateral condylar fractures combined with a symphysis fracture. The purpose of this article is to present a case series of condylar fracture with their management.


Keywords: condylar fracture

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