A Proposed Easy-to-Use Classification of Mandibular Fractures

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There are many classifications put forward for describing mandibular fractures. Most of these classifications are not without complexity, making it difficult to use it for clinicians specially in emergency circumstances. Some of them are very comprehensive and gather too much information which can be good for theoretical purposes but not for practical utilization in clinics and hospitals.
Clinicians prefer to use easy and ready-to-be used type of classification. Le forte classification for maxillary fractures though not very comprehensive but still used by most clinician because of its simplicity. Similarly recently Graham Mount has proposed a new classification for dental caries. Though it gives detailed information regarding size and site of the caries lesion but is not accepted by clinicians globally. On the contrary, Black's classification for caries though does not fulfill the requirement of present-day dentistry but used owing to its simplicity and readiness for use, it is widely utilized.
Keeping the necessity of easy-to-use classification in mind, a retrospective study has been performed on 1745 patients treatment records. These patients attended Maxillofacial Department at Warsaw Medical University for treatment of mandibular fractures.

To analyze mandibular fractures on clinical and radiological bases in the patients treated for mandibular fractures.
To classify mandibular fractures on the basis of clinical and radiological evaluation.
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