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  • At the end of the session the learners should be able to-
  • Classify the different types of mandibular  fractures.
  • Examine the patient with mandibular fracture.
  • Prescribe and interpret appropriate radiograph for the patient with mandibular fracture.
  • Enumerate the various treatment modalities for facial fractures
  • It has been reported that fractures of the mandible account for 36% to 59% of all maxillofacial fractures (van Hoof et al., 1977; Brook and Wood, 1983; Ellis et al., 1985).
  • Fractures occurring in the body, condyle and angle show a relatively similar incidence while ramus and coronoid fractures are rare (Moshy et al., 1996).
  • Ellis et al. (1985) have reported that 33% of mandibular fractures occur at the body, followed by condylar process (29%) and angle (23%).
  • Güven (1988), in another study has presented the following figures: body (34%), angle (25%) and symphysis (20%).
  • Mandibular fracture at HUSM: a 5-year retrospective study , Umar Kamali, Abdullah Pohchi,  Archives of Orofacial Sciences (2009), 4(2): 33-35

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