Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2003;30(3):477-482.
Published online August 31, 2003.
FUNCTIONAL TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC CONDYLAR FRACTURES : A CASE REPORT
 
Abstract
The pediatric condylar fracture occurs very frequently in the mandible, but this injury is occasionally ignored due to difficulty of diagnosis and no cooperation of patient. The adequate initial diagnosis and active treatment must be performed because delayed and improper treatment lead to possible severe complication such as TMJ ankylosis and reta rdation of mandibular development. Most pediatric condylar fracture is mainly performed by the conservative or functional treatment, but it may be required open reduction according to cases. In this study, activator is applied for functional treatment of pediatric condylar fracture and fair recovery of jaw function is acquired.
Key Words: Pediatric condylar fracture, Functional treatment, Activator


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