Closed reduction of laterally displaced fracture/dislocation of the mandibular condylar process in a child

Jose Guilherme Christiano, Amir H. Dorafshar, Anthony P. Tufaro, Paul N. Manson

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This is a unique case of isolated lateral fracture/dislocation of the condylar process in a 3-year-old child injured on an escalator. Immediate closed reduction under general anesthesia successfully restored condylar height and premorbid dental occlusion. Maxillomandibular fixation was not used because mandibular mobilization was encouraged. Clinical follow-up confirmed maintenance of normal dental occlusion and temporomandibular joint function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1504-1506
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011



  • Pediatric
  • closed reduction
  • condylar fracture/dislocation
  • mandible
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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