A Clinical Assessment on Complications between Two Surgical Intervention Groups Using Single and Double Mini Plates for Fixation of Mandibular Angle Fracture

Syed Atiqur Rahman, Md Rahman, Shahidul Islam


Background: The adequacy of mini-plate fixation for the repair of angle fractures is a continuing subject of debate. Despite advances, treatment of mandibular fractures has continued to be associated with multiple complications.

Objectives: The current prospective study aimed to compare the complications between two surgical intervention groups.

Methods: The study group receiving one mini-plate for rigid fixation of simple angle fractures of mandible were 21 in numbers and 25 patients received two mini-plates.

Results: Overall complication rate was 19.04% in case of single plate group whereas 16% cases in double mini-plate. But infection rate in single mini-plate intervention group was little less than double plate intervention group. Malocclusion was not reported in double plate intervention group where as approximately in 5 % cases of single plate intervention group reported malocclusion in this study. Statistical analysis and p-value showed no significant difference between two surgical intervention groups.

Interpretation & Conclusion: For better compliance of the patients having fracture at the angle of mandible, either one or two mini-plate can be applied.

Key words: mandibular fracture, miniplates, antibiotic therapy

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ISSN 2385-2712         EISSN 2385-2453