Chicago-Area Teenager Receives Mandible Fracture Treatment in Downers Grove, IL*
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This is a 19 year-old male who sustained a right mandibular body fracture. The patient was seen in the hospital and taken to the OR for open reduction internal fixation of the left mandible fracture. Given the location of the fracture, the Champy technique using a unicortical plate for the oblique line at the superior aspect of the mandibular angle. A second bicortical plate was placed on the inferior border of the angle. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course in arch bars and was healed at 6 weeks.