Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Jaw Fracture Types

Types of jaw bone fractures include:

  • Alveolar fracture:
    • Fracture through the bone near the teeth
  • Mandibular condyle fracture:
    • Fracture of the narrow part of the mandible at the joint near the temple
  • Mandibular angle fracture:
    • Fracture of the rear, lower part of the jaw
  • Mandibular body fracture:
    • Fracture of the thickest portion of the mandible

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Jaw Fracture References
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