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Incidence of Wound Infection after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fracture of Angle of Mandible | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Incidence of Wound Infection after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fracture of Angle of Mandible

Author(s): Ramvihari Thota, Senthilnathan Periasamy*, Mahathi N

Abstract

The objective of the study is to report the complication, wound infection at operative site associated with mandibular angle fracture after open reduction and internal fixation and incidence of their occurrence. A total of 86000 patient’s data between June 2019 and March 2020 were collected and analysed from patient records, out of which a total of 19 cases of mandibular angle fracture were identified and included in the present study. All these were checked for postoperative wound infection at the operative site after open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture segments. Results of this study shows that there were only 2 cases (10.5%) out of 19 which showed postoperative wound infection after open reduction and internal fixation. In this study it is observed that there was significant male predilection for mandibular angle fractures of and 10% of the cases shows postoperative infections after open reduction and internal fixation of mandible angle. Within the limitation of the study, there was significant male predilection and 10% incidence in infection post-operatively. Keywords: Maxillofacial trauma, Angle of mandible, Mandibular

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