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Volume 10 , Issue 6
November/December 1995

Pages 765-768

High-Resolution Computerized Tomography and Nuclear Bone Scanning in the Diagnosis of Postoperative Stress Fractures of the Mandible: A Clinical Report

Stephen L. G. Rothman, MD/Melvyn S. Schwarz, DDS, MScD/Neil I. Chafetz, MD

PMID: 8530181

Root-form titanium dental implants are the treatment of choice for many partially and totally edentulous patients. The overall success rate is greater than 95%. Postoperative pain is usually the result of infection. This report presents two cases involving a sudden onset of jaw pain. Computerized tomographic scanning revealed that the pain was caused by stress fracture of the mandible. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1995;10:765768)

Key words: dental implants, fracture, nuclear bone scanning

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