Management of Mandibular Fractures in Children

Robert W.T. Myall

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To guide surgeons treating mandibular fractures in children, this article first reviews the growth of the mandible, describes how injury can affect such growth, and explains how to harness the process of growth to good effect. This information is important in making therapeutic decisions about the management of such injuries. The article then reviews the various opinions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Then, as a counterpoint, the author presents his own approach developed over 30 years as a pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Fractures
  • Management
  • Mandibular
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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