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01.06.2019 | Comparative Study | Ausgabe 2/2019

Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 2/2019

Bite Force as a Parameter for Comparison Between Three-Dimensional and Standard Titanium Miniplates for the Management of Anterior Mandibular Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blinded Clinical Trial

Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery > Ausgabe 2/2019
Manoj Kumar Jain, Priyadarshini Kerur


Background and Objectives

To compare the efficacy of three-dimensional (3D) miniplates with standard miniplates in the osteosynthesis of anterior mandibular fractures on the basis of bite force recordings and other clinical parameters.


A prospective randomized double-blinded clinical trial was carried out for the treatment of anterior mandibular fractures. In total, 20 patients were randomly divided into two groups of 2-mm 3D and standard titanium miniplates. The assessment of patients was done at weekly intervals for 6 weeks using bite force recordings and other clinical parameters.


A statistically significant difference was found in the duration of surgery which was less in group A as compared to group B (p = 0.03). No significant difference was found in other clinical parameters.

Interpretation and Conclusion

The clinical outcome of both the 3D and standard miniplate systems in the present study was similar; however, the following advantages with the use of 3D miniplates can be highlighted:
  • Relatively lesser operating time.
  • Three-dimensional stability of the fracture site and simultaneous stabilization at superior and inferior borders in the fixation of mandibular fractures.

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