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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Lateral Compression Open Cap Splint (MacLennan) - A Treatment Modality for Pediatric Mandibular Parasymphysis Fracture: Case Report

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Author Details: Amod Pramod Patankar, Swapna Amod Patankar, Gupta Suman, Vikram Singh, Abhay Bhosale

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 102

Article End Page : 104


Facial injuries are the most disturbing situations in pediatric patients. The treatment options for the traumatic injuries in pediatric group is controversial as any surgical intervention in young children may disturb the  jaw growth or may even cause damage to the tooth buds in the jaws. The anatomical complexity and the high osteogenic potential of the bones in growing children allows successful outcome of conservative approaches for facial bone fractures. This case report documents successful conservative management of mandibular parasymphysis fracture using Lateral Compression Open Cap Splint (MacLennan) in 3 year old patient.

Splint, Parasymphysis, Mandible, Children, Conservative Management