J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017; 43(1): 53~56
Malocclusion after open reduction of midfacial fracture: a case report
Seong-Un Lim1, Ki-Su Jin1, Yoon-Sic Han1,2, Ho Lee1,2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Dentistry, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Ho Lee
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Section of Dentistry, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, 20 Boramae-ro 5-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 07061, Korea
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Received November 26, 2016; Revised January 17, 2017; Accepted January 25, 2017.; Published online February 28, 2017.
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 Abstract
Malocclusion is a serious complication of open reduction surgery for facial fractures. It is often caused by the lack of adequate consideration for the occlusal relationship before the trauma and intermaxillary fixation during the operation. This is a case report of postoperative malocclusion that occurred in a patient with a midfacial complex fracture.
Keywords: Malocclusion, Postoperative complications, Fracture fixation, Jaw


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