Infected Mandibular Fractures: Risk Factors and Management
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ehab Abdelfadil
Graduate Institute of Medical Science
China Medical University Taichung City
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 28, 2013; Accepted Date: May 15, 2013; Published Date: May 18, 2013
Citation: Abdelfadil E, Salem AS, Mourad SI, Al-Belasy FA (2013) Infected Mandibular Fractures: Risk Factors and Management. J Oral Hyg Health 1:102. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000102
Copyright: © 2013 Abdelfadil E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Postoperative infection is one of the most commonly encountered complications after treatment of jaw fractures. Mandibular fractures are reported to be associated with the highest rate of infections among other maxillofacial fractures. Different factors can increase the risk of infection, including, for example, the patient systemic condition, nature of injury, time of medical care, and type of treatment utilized. This article was aimed to review these risk factors and to highlight the management of the infected mandibular fractures.