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Fractures of the mandibular condylar processes - literature review


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Fractures of the mandibular condylar processes are often-met injuries of lower region of face. The cause of that state is dynamic development of municipal transport and the increase of aggression in human relations. Many classifications of fractures of mandibular condylar processes are in literature. The choice of therapy is a subject for debate among doctors. Contemporary literature does not give an unequivocal answer to the question whether in the case of fractures of mandibular condylar processes non-invasive treatment should be applied or whether the method of surgical supply of fractures is better.










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  • Department of Cranio — Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, 40-027, Katowice, Poland
  • Department of Cranio — Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, 40-027, Katowice, Poland
  • Department of Cranio — Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, 40-027, Katowice, Poland


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