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Fractured mandible just left of center, mmf 4 weeks, elastics 8 days, arch bars off but still some pain and fracture line still visible in x-ray ok?

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Dr. Ernst Garcon answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Probably OK: If the pain is not getting worse, it's probably ok. The fracture line may still be present after 4 weeks. The most important xray finding is callus formation indicating that your body is fixing the fracture.

Answered 4/14/2015


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Yes: Yes, fracture line will be visible for months afterwards. Your oral surgeon will use other findings in addition to the xray to check for appropriate healing

Answered 4/14/2015



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