Reduction of unilateral high condylar fracture with a gunning splint- case report

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52977/ujmfs.2021.1.3.7

Keywords:

Intermaxillary fixation, gunning splint, condylar fracture

Abstract

Anatomic reduction of condylar fracture of an atrophic mandible is a challenging scenario due to reduced blood supply and absence of teeth in the mandible. Fracture fixation by closed reduction is the desired treatment plan considering the age and medical condition. For this condition, closed reduction can be achieved by providing gunning splint in mandible which functions as a bite block, enabling maxillomandibular fixation and reduction of fractured segments. In this case report we have highlighted the usage of gunning splint in the mandible for closed reduction of high condylar fracture thus improving prognosis of the patient.

 

Author Biographies

Devikaa T.C., Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur

Department of Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge,

Shubhanshi Omar, Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur

Post Graduate Student

Department of Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge, Rama

Sunil Kumar Mishra, Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur

Head of the Department

Department of Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge,

Prince Kumar, Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur

Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge,

 

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Published

2022-01-18

How to Cite

T.C., D., Omar, S. . ., Mishra, S. K. . ., & Kumar, P. . (2022). Reduction of unilateral high condylar fracture with a gunning splint- case report. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY AND ORAL SCIENCES, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.52977/ujmfs.2021.1.3.7