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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


NAVARRO, I. et al. Mandibular osteosynthesis failure. Biomechanical and therapeutic considerations: Two clinical cases. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp.122-127. ISSN 2173-9161.

Introduction: Mandibular osteosynthesis failure is not common. The purpose of this article is to examine the etiology and treatment of mandibular osteosynthesis failure. Material and methods: Two clinical cases of mandibular osteosynthesis failure and its treatment are reported. Discussion: The etiology of osteosynthesis failure and bone regeneration with suitable treatment is analyzed Exact knowledge of the biomechanical characteristics of the masticatory system is useful in approaching this condition. Conclusion: Rigid fixation with locking plates and autologous grafts of iliac crest cancellous bone are the key to therapeutic success.

Keywords : Osteosynthesis failure; Locking plates; Iliac crest graft.

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