Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Feb 1;56(2):139-143. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China. Electronic address:
We know of no universally accepted classification for intracapsular condylar fractures. We propose here a new classification based on the concept of a "disc-condyle" unit, and validate the classification based on outcomes of treatment. From 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2014, 55 patients with unilateral intracapsular condylar fractures were classified into three types: type A has no reduction in mandibular height or displacement of the disc (n=7); type B has displacement of the disc with no reduction in mandibular height (n=17); and type C has reduced mandibular height with or without displacement of the disc (n=31). Read More