A comparative study of intraoral versus retromandibular approach in the management of subcondylar fracture

Seung Min Nam, Yong Bae Kim, Sun Jae Lee, Eun Soo Park, Jang Hyun Lee

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Background: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes and effectiveness between intraoral approach and retromandibular approach for treatment of subcondylar fracture of mandible. Methods: Between March 2011 and October 2013, 24 patients with subcondylar fractures of the mandible were treated by a single surgeon with an intraoral approach using an angulated screwdriver (n = 14) or by another surgeon using a retromandibular approach (n = 10). The interincisal distance was measured 1 week (T0), 6 weeks (T1), 3 months (T2), and 6 months (T3) postoperatively. We also compare the average operation time and the cost of operation between the two groups. Results: At 6 months postoperatively, all 24 patients achieved satisfactory ranges of temporomandibular joint movement, with an interincisal distance > 40 mm without deviation and with stable centric occlusion. The intraoral group had the median interincisal distance of 14 mm at T0, 38 mm at T1, 42.5 mm at T2, and 43 mm at T3, while the retromandibular group had that of 15, 29, 35, and 42.5 mm respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the intraoral and the retromandibular group at T0 and T4. However, significant differences were noted T1 and T2 (p < 0.01). The differences of average operation time between the intraoral (81 min) and retromandibular group (45 min) were statistically significant (p < 0.01). The cost of an operation was 369.96 ± 8.14 (United States dollar [USD]) in intraoral group and was 345.48 ± 0.0 (USD) in retromandibular group. The differences between the two groups were statistically significant (p < 0.01). Conclusion: In open reduction of a subcondylar fracture of the mandible, a intraoral approach using an angulated screwdriver is superior to the retromandibular approach in terms of interincisal distance, although the operation time is longer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalBMC Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
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StatePublished - 2019 Mar 5

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Keywords

  • Fracture fixation internal
  • Mandible
  • Mandibular condyle
  • Mandibular fractures
  • Oral surgical procedures

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Nam, Seung Min ; Kim, Yong Bae ; Lee, Sun Jae ; Park, Eun Soo ; Lee, Jang Hyun. / A comparative study of intraoral versus retromandibular approach in the management of subcondylar fracture. In: BMC Surgery. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 1.
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A comparative study of intraoral versus retromandibular approach in the management of subcondylar fracture. / Nam, Seung Min; Kim, Yong Bae; Lee, Sun Jae; Park, Eun Soo; Lee, Jang Hyun.

In: BMC Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 1, 28, 05.03.2019.

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