[Clinical results of 46 patients with jaw fractures but delayed management].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2004 Apr;13(2):146, 149

Department of Dentistry, People's Hospital of Linqing City, Linqing 252600, Shandong Province, China.

46 cases with jaw fractures but delayed management were reviewed, the time, causes of delayed treatment and outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. The delayed time to treatment was between 2 to 12 days. The causes of delay were multiple. All the patients underwent surgical treatment including open reduction and internal fixation. The results showed that 6 patients were treated 2 to 5 days after injury with primary healing. 31 patients were treated 5 to 10 days after injury, 27 were with primary healing. 9 patients were treated 10 to 12 days after injury with primary healing.

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