Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2019; 12(02): 122-127
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1629907
Original Article
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Comparative Evaluation between Single Noncompression Miniplate and Two Noncompression Miniplates in the Treatment of Mandibular Angle Fractures

Shubhamoy Mondal
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Gaurav Singh
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Madan Mishra
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Amit Gaur
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Abhinav Srivastava
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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08 September 2017

03 October 2017

Publication Date:
12 April 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

This study was conducted to compare the outcome of single noncompression miniplate versus two noncompression miniplates in the treatment of mandibular angle fracture. A total of 40 patients were divided into two groups: Group I (n = 20), patients were treated by single miniplate at superior border of mandible by intraoral approach; Group II (n = 20), patients were treated by one miniplate at superior border of mandible, intraorally, and another at the lateral aspect of angle, transbuccally by trocar and cannula. Comparative evaluation was done at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 12 weeks and 6 months. The findings of this study suggest that there was no significant difference in postoperative complications (malocclusion, pain, swelling, infection, facial nerve injury, wound dehiscence, plate exposure) and bite force between the two groups.