This books builds on the seminal work presented at the International Bone Research symposium in Strasbourg, France, in November 2007. Featuring many preeminent experts in the field, this comprehensive text provides an excellent overview of the principles and accepted strategies for treatment of condylar fractures, including closed and surgical treatments of condylar neck fractures as well as surgical treatment of condylar head fractures. Diagnosis and range of options for treatment are explained in relation to the anatomic, functional, and biomechanical principles of the mandibular condyle, so clinicians can form their own opinions about the best way to treat condylar fractures. The latest advances in biomechanics research are discussed as are their implications for treatment practice.
288 pp; 340 illus