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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-122

A report of a novel approach for the management of paediatric mandibular fracture using a prefabricated adaptable surgical splint

1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, SB Patil Dental College and Hospital, Bidar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Care Dental College, Guntur, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Drs. Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Maxillofacial and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Division of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Ha'il, Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
8 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhishek Singh Nayyar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_2_20

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Paediatric facial fractures are relatively rare. The inherent elasticity of the bones with more of the cartilage than that of the mineralised bone accounts for this. The principles involved in the management of facial fractures are the same irrespective of the age of the patient; however, in children, the techniques used are necessarily modified by certain anatomical, physiological, psychological and feeding factors related to childhood and the parents. In an attempt to keep the treatment and fixation technique simple, the case, presented here, describes the management of a mandibular parasymphyseal fracture in a 16-month-old child with the use of a prefabricated adaptable surgical splint.

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