Musculoskeletal Medicine and PainCASE REPORT

Interrelationship of Structure and Function in Maxillofacial Fractures

Christopher R. Kieliszak, DO; Stephen R. Larson, MD; Chad R. Keller, DO; Christopher R. Selinsky, DO; and Arjun S. Joshi, MD
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Accepted: October 26, 2015

Published: February 1, 2016

J Osteopath Med; 116(2): e8-e12

Surgical fixation of maxillofacial fractures can be associated with a myriad of surgical complications. Specific complications correlate with the type of fracture. The authors present a case of multiple maxillofacial fractures, briefly review various types of fractures, and discuss the operative decision-making process. This case report serves as an important reminder that the operative decision-making process should take into account a patient’s entire clinical condition.

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