Physiotherapist, CRAFTAⓇ Therapist and Master’s Student in Translational Physiotherapy Research at Escola Universitària Gimbernat (Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona), Sant Cugat, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Cristina Molas-Ferrer, Physiotherapist, CRAFTAⓇ Therapist and Master’s Student in Translational Physiotherapy Research at Escola Universitària Gimbernat (Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona), Sant Cugat, Spain.
Received: November 22, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019
There remains controversy of efficacy between surgical and nonsurgical management of mandibular condyle fracture. Generally, there is consensus in operating on significant dislocation and displacement cases. Even though different approaches have been studied to minimize the side effects, facial palsy frequently appears secondary to intervention, commonly diminishing by itself in a period of 6 months. Even though relatively short-term, how do we manage the patient during this period? Can physiotherapy help in recovery? The purpose of this case report is to present the clinical and photographic evaluation and management of a woman who suffered a facial trauma resulting in mandibular condyle fracture with angulation and luxation when the posterior surgery treatment results in a facial palsy. One-year follow-up results are also presented.
Keywords: Facial Palsy; Mandibular Fracture; Rehabilitation; Physical Therapy; Psychological Distress
Citation: Cristina Molas-Ferrer. "Facial Palsy Secondary to Mandibular Condyle Fracture Surgery. A Physiotherapy Approach Case Report".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 09-13.
Copyright: © 2020 Cristina Molas-Ferrer. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.