Issue V06N02 | Year 2020 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 39 to 43
Introduction: The mandibular angle fractures have a higher rate of complications when compared to other types of mandibular fractures. The reasons for the high rate of complications are: anatomy of the region, location and difficulty to fixation of this type of fracture. There are several modalities for the treatment of this type of fracture. Objective: The objective of this study is to report a case of mandibular angle fracture treated with grid plate and to discuss the advantages of this type of fixation for the treatment of this fracture. Case report: Patient came to the emergency complaining of physical aggression on face. He related occlusal alteration and was diagnosed with bilateral mandibular fracture. It was proposed the reduction and fixation of the fracture by intraoral access, under general anesthesia. Results and Conclusion: The patient was in postoperative follow-up for three years, without complications. The grid plate showed to be an effective alternative for the treatment of mandibular angle fractures without displacement, presenting as main advantages of this treatment: easy manipulation and adaptation of the plate, less morbidity, shorter surgical time and lowest complication rate.