Fractura mandibular

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La causa más común de una mandíbula fracturada o dislocada es un accidente o un traumatismo que involucre un golpe a la cara. Este puede ser el resultado de un accidente en vehículo motorizado, un accidente industrial, una lesión recreacional o deportiva u otro tipo de accidente. También puede ocurrir a consecuencia de un asalto. La meta del tratamiento es el alineamiento adecuado del hueso de la mandíbula, de manera que los dientes superiores e inferiores ocluyan normalmente. A menudo se requiere de cirugía en el caso de fracturas tanto moderadas como severas, para alinear e inmovilizar el hueso de manera que pueda sanar.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/04/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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