Broken Mandible Anatomy
To better understand a jaw fracture, it helps to understand the anatomy of the face and jaw.
The bones of the face include:
- Frontal bone:
- Lower jaw
- Inner cheek bones
- Nasal bones
- Outer cheek bones
Anatomy of the face includes:
- Donat TL, Endress C, Mathog RH. Facial fracture classification according to skeletal support mechanisms. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Dec;124(12):1306-14. 
- King RE, Scianna JM, Petruzzelli GJ. Mandible fracture patterns: a suburban trauma center experience. Am J Otolaryngol. 2004 Sep-Oct;25(5):301-7. 
- Lazow SK. The mandible fracture: a treatment protocol. J Craniomaxillofac Trauma. 1996 Summer;2(2):24-30.