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the mandible is commonly broken down into different regions which are roughly based upon where fractures
occur. The mandible regions include the following areas: the condyle, the ramus, the angle, the body, the parasymphysis and the symphysis.
CT scans are quite good at showing mandible injuries. Once the injury
is documented, a number of different consultations may be requested. In general, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologist- head and neck surgeons, or oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the types of doctors and dentists that take care of jaw fractures.
One of the key problems with wiring the jaws shut is that if this is done for about a month, it becomes harder for the jaw joint to work again. The joint can become stiff and this can lead to difficulty with jaw function after the IMF hardware is removed. This is called TMJ (temporomandibular joint) ankylosis. If TMJ ankylosis
occurs, a lot of physical therapy
is necessary to overcome the problem – a process that can take many months. There is a special device called a TheraBite that can be used to facilitate rehabilitation
after jaw fractures
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.