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Management of Symphysis and Parasymphysis Mandibular Fractures in Children Treated with MacLennan Splint: Stability and Early Results.

Khairwa A, Bhat M, Sharma A, Sharma R - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: The outcome of the operation was not endangered.Adverse tissue reaction like infection, malocclusion, swelling and growth restrictions did not occur during observation period.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):127-132.

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Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficiency of MacLennan splint in symphysis and parasymphysis mandibular fractures in children.

Study design: Six patients (four boys and two girls, mean age 3 years, range between 2 and 5 years) were operated on parasymphysis fractures of children. The mean follow-up time was 12 months. MacLennan splint was applied in these case upto 3 weeks.

Results: Primary healing of the fractured mandible was observed in all patients. Postoperative complications were minor and transient. The outcome of the operation was not endangered. Adverse tissue reaction like infection, malocclusion, swelling and growth restrictions did not occur during observation period.

Conclusion: MacLennan splint is having various advantages like faster mobilization and the avoidance of secondary removal operations. Based on this preliminary results MacLennan splints are safe and efficient in the treatment of pediatric mandible fracture. How to cite this article: Khairwa A, Bhat M, Sharma A, Sharma R. Management of Symphysis and Parasymphysis Mandibular Fractures in Children Treated with MacLennan Splint: Stability and Early RESULTS. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):127-132.

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(A) Preoperative photograph, (B) preoperative radiograph, (C) fabrication of MacLennan splint, (D) fabricated MacLennan splint, (E) MacLennan splint with circummandibular wiring and (F) follow-up
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Figure 1: (A) Preoperative photograph, (B) preoperative radiograph, (C) fabrication of MacLennan splint, (D) fabricated MacLennan splint, (E) MacLennan splint with circummandibular wiring and (F) follow-up

Mentions: Six patients (aged between 2 and 5 years) who had para-symphysis fractures were selected for this study. Of these selected patients four were boys and two were girls. All the patients were conscious, not well oriented after the trauma. There was no any history of convulsion or vomiting. Radiographic orthopantogram (OPG) examination revealed parasymphysis fracture, which were complete, displaced and unfavorable in all these patients.


Management of Symphysis and Parasymphysis Mandibular Fractures in Children Treated with MacLennan Splint: Stability and Early Results.

Khairwa A, Bhat M, Sharma A, Sharma R - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2015)

(A) Preoperative photograph, (B) preoperative radiograph, (C) fabrication of MacLennan splint, (D) fabricated MacLennan splint, (E) MacLennan splint with circummandibular wiring and (F) follow-up
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Figure 1: (A) Preoperative photograph, (B) preoperative radiograph, (C) fabrication of MacLennan splint, (D) fabricated MacLennan splint, (E) MacLennan splint with circummandibular wiring and (F) follow-up
Mentions: Six patients (aged between 2 and 5 years) who had para-symphysis fractures were selected for this study. Of these selected patients four were boys and two were girls. All the patients were conscious, not well oriented after the trauma. There was no any history of convulsion or vomiting. Radiographic orthopantogram (OPG) examination revealed parasymphysis fracture, which were complete, displaced and unfavorable in all these patients.

Bottom Line: The outcome of the operation was not endangered.Adverse tissue reaction like infection, malocclusion, swelling and growth restrictions did not occur during observation period.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):127-132.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficiency of MacLennan splint in symphysis and parasymphysis mandibular fractures in children.

Study design: Six patients (four boys and two girls, mean age 3 years, range between 2 and 5 years) were operated on parasymphysis fractures of children. The mean follow-up time was 12 months. MacLennan splint was applied in these case upto 3 weeks.

Results: Primary healing of the fractured mandible was observed in all patients. Postoperative complications were minor and transient. The outcome of the operation was not endangered. Adverse tissue reaction like infection, malocclusion, swelling and growth restrictions did not occur during observation period.

Conclusion: MacLennan splint is having various advantages like faster mobilization and the avoidance of secondary removal operations. Based on this preliminary results MacLennan splints are safe and efficient in the treatment of pediatric mandible fracture. How to cite this article: Khairwa A, Bhat M, Sharma A, Sharma R. Management of Symphysis and Parasymphysis Mandibular Fractures in Children Treated with MacLennan Splint: Stability and Early RESULTS. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):127-132.

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Related in: MedlinePlus