Comparative Evaluation Of 2.0 mm Locking Plate System vs 2.0 mm Non Locking Plate System For Mandibular Angle Fracture Fixation; A Retrospective Study [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. Ahead of Print: UTD-45945 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2015.45945  

Comparative Evaluation Of 2.0 mm Locking Plate System vs 2.0 mm Non Locking Plate System For Mandibular Angle Fracture Fixation; A Retrospective Study

Pavan MANOHAR PATIL1, Lan Yang2
1Department Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, School Of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department Of Stomatology, The Second Hospital Of Lanzhou University, No. 82, Cuiyingmen, Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China

BACKGROUND: This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of a 2.0-mm locking plate/screw system compared with a 2.0-mm non-locking plate/screw system in fixation of 60 isolated non comminuted mandibular angle fractures.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgical records of 60 patients who received a 2.0-mm locking plate (group A, n=30) or 2.0-mm non locking plate (group B, n=30) were analyzed. All patients were followed up to 6 months postoperatively and evaluated for complications, occlusal stability and overall results of fixation.
RESULTS: Five complications occurred in the locking group and fourteen in the non locking group with complication rates equalling 17% and 47% respectively. When comparing the overall results according to plates used, the χ2 test showed a statistically significant difference between the locking and non locking plates (p < 0.01). Fewer patients required IMF in group A.
CONCLUSION: Mandibular angle fractures treated with 2.0-mm locking plates show greater stability and were associated with fewer complications than with 2.0-mm non locking plates.

Keywords: mandibular angle fracture, rigid fixation, locking miniplates, complications




Corresponding Author: Pavan MANOHAR PATIL, India


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