ePlasty: Vol. 17
Management of Fractures in the Edentulous Mandible
Suraj Jaisinghani MS, MDa, Nicholas S. Adams MDb, and Reynaldo D. Rivera DDS, MDb,c

aRochester General Hospital Interventional Radiology Residency, Rochester, NY bGRMEP/Michigan State University Plastic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids, Mich cWest Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Grand Haven, Mich

Correspondence: Nick.Adams@GRMEP.com
Keywords: edentulous, mandible fracture, condyle, body, ORIF


A 66 year-old man presented to a level 1 trauma center following a motor vehicle rollover. He had loss of consciousness and complained of pain in his lower jaw. After the initial trauma resuscitation, panoramic radiograph imaging (Fig 1) and maxillofacial computed tomography were done (Figs 2a and 2b).

Figure 1. Preoperative panoramic radiographic imaging indicating a right mandibular body (solid arrow) and left subcondylar (dashed arrow) fractures in an edentulous mandible.
Figure 2. (a, b) Maxillofacial computed tomography with 3-dimensional reconstruction demo .......