Sunil Kumar Panjabi1, Munir Ahmed Banglani2, Abdul Wahid Bhangwar3, Salman Shams4*, Lovekesh Kumar5 and Taimoor Ali Khan6
1Associate Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan
2Associate Professor Oral Biology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan
3Registrar Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University Hospital, Pakistan
4Senior Lecturer Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan
5Senior Registrar Oral Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
6Resident Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Salman Shams, Senior Lecturer Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan.
Received: February 05, 2020; Published: February 20, 2020
Objective: To assess the pattern of presentation of mandibular parasymphysis fracture and its complications following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).
Setting: This study was conducted at oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Jamshoro from January 2017 to December 2018.
Methodology: 83 patients of either gender with age above 18 years having mandibular non comminuted parasymphysis fractures were included in the study. All the patients were treated with Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) under general anesthesia with no maxillomandibular fixation. Postoperatively patients were assessed for complications like plate exposure, non union, malocclusion, wound infection and numbness.
Results: Males were affected more than females. Majority of patients encountered were in age range of 21 to 30 years (37.34%). Road traffic accident (55.42%) was main cause of trauma in this study followed by fall. Plate exposure was seen in 07 patients (8.43%), followed by wound infection in 5 patients (6.02%).
Conclusion: Open reduction with internal fixation offers better outcomes in the management of Parasymphysis fracture.
Keywords: Assessment; Parasymphysis; Fracture; ORIF; Complication
Citation: Salman Shams., et al. “Mandibular Parasymphysis Fractures: Assesement of Pattern and Complications Following Open Reduction and Internal Fixation”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.3 (2020): 01-04.
Copyright: © 2020 Salman Shams., et al. 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.