Management of the atrophic mandibular fracture is a common challenge among maxillofacial surgeons. This is related to anatomic and physiologic changes in the elderly patients. As a member of trauma team, a maxillofacial surgeon should have a good knowledge in management of maxillofacial trauma in this group of patients. The treatment options are not unique, but open reduction is more common than closed reduction in the last decade. The purpose of this study is to describe a complication of surgical treatment of an edentulous mandibular fracture and management of this situation.
Mahaseni Aghdam H