Internal fixation of mandibular angle fractures with the Champy technique

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Abstract

Fractures of the angle of the mandible are prone to complications including malocclusion and non-union. Although a standard rigid fixation technique allowing immediate load bearing using large plates and tension bands has a long track record, the non-rigid mono-cortical plate technique using load sharing engineering principles popularized by Champy has gained the confidence of many surgeons. This article describes the Champy technique in detail in contrast to the technique of load bearing fixation.

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