Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)
On-line version ISSN 1698-6946
BODNER, Lipa; WOLDENBERG, Yizthak and PUTERMAN, Max. Drill failure during ORIF of the mandible: Complication management. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.8, pp.591-593. ISSN 1698-6946.
A case of a drill breakage during open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a mandibular fracture is reported. The clinical decision, diagnosis and surgical management of the complication are described.
Keywords : Mandible; fracture; fracture fixation; internal; operative complication.