Is a fractured mandible an emergency?

Hammond, Douglas, Parmar, S, Whitty, Justin orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1002-5271, McPhillips, Matthew and Wain, Richard orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-8796-0201 (2017) Is a fractured mandible an emergency? The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery . ISSN 1532-1940

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We retrospectively audited the records of 708 patients who presented with the diagnosis of fractured mandible between January 2009 and July 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. We assessed the different factors that may have altered their outcomes, and found that delay before definitive fixation caused no harm in either the short or the long term. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2017 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

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