Fix a mandibular fracture yourself

Department: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UMCGRuud
Supervisor: Prof. Ruud R.M. Bos DMD PhD, Dr. Baucke van Minnen

The treatment of mandibular fractures has evolved greatly over the past 50 years. Applying biomechanical principles, developed in laboratory models, to clinical practice has allowed fixation of fractures with the benefit of immediate mobilisation and rehabilitation of the injured part.

The goal of this workshop is to give insight in the widely accepted treatment modality of mandibular fractures: internal fixation with mini plates and screws.
After a short introduction of the principles of mandibular fracture treatment, the participants will perform an osteosynthesis of mandibular fractures in a polyurethane mandible with mini plates and screws.