Clarification: Idea Exchange: Repairing mandibular symphyseal fractures with no slipping

Sep 01, 2006
By staff

In "Repairing mandibular symphyseal fractures with no slipping," which appeared in the June 2006 Idea Exchange, a pin was recommended in certain situations to stabilize and repair these injuries. A reader suggested an alternative method of repair is to use cerclage wire with an acrylic splint, which helps alleviate the concern of running a pin through a tooth root. Regardless of the method of repair used, perform radiographic examinations and consider using dental radiography.