Management of Pediatric Mandibular Fracture using Cap Splint - A Report of Case Series

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2015,5,1,1219-1222.
Published:February 2015
Type:Case Report

Treatment of pediatric mandibular fracture remains a main concern and a challenge. The treatment is usually performed without delayed with frequent observation and close reduction. The goal of treatment of these fractures is to restore the underlying bony architecture to pre‑injury position, in a stable fashion, as non‑invasively as possible, with minimal residual esthetic and least functional impairment. However, these splints are more reliable than those of open reduction or inter maxillary fixation (IMF) techniques with regard to cost effectiveness, ease of application and removal, reduced operating time, maximum stability during healing period, minimal trauma for adjacent anatomical structures, and comfort for the young patients. Due to the technical difficulties of IMF, plates and screws, acrylic splints with circumferential wiring are recommended and remains the treatment of choice splint in cases of mandibular body, parasymphysis, symphysis fracture in young children.

1 pre operative radiographic findings