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Mandibular Coronoid Fractures, How Rare?

Tejraj Pundalik Kale, SM Kotrashetti, JB Lingaraj, Vipin Aggarwal

Citation Information : Kale TP, Kotrashetti S, Lingaraj J, Aggarwal V. Mandibular Coronoid Fractures, How Rare?. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (3):222-226.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1665

Published Online: 01-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



To study the rarity of mandibular coronoid process fractures and treatment strategies based on the displacement of these fractures.

Materials and methods

A retrospective study of 11 cases of coronoid process fractures among 307 treated cases from 2008 to 2013 was conducted. Six patients were treated conservatively and 5 underwent ORIF with associated fractures. A statistical analysis of the data obtained after subjective and objective evaluation was done.


The incidence of coronoid process fractures was 3.58% of all mandibular fractures analyzed. There was no statistically significant difference found between two treatment modalities, but differences in maximum interincisal opening (MIO) and pain in the postoperative period were significant.


We recommend that linear coronoid fractures with minimal displacement can be managed with conservative treatment. For patients with significant displacement of coronoid process, limited mouth opening or concomitant mid-face or lower-face fractures, rigid internal fixation is recommended.

How to cite this article

Kale TP, Aggarwal V, Kotrashetti SM, Lingaraj JB, Singh A. Mandibular Coronoid Fractures, How Rare? J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(3):222-226.

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