Features of localization of mandibular fractures in humans different age groups
A.K. Iordanishvili, V.V. Samsonov, G.N. Magradze
We studied the localization characteristics of mandibular fractures by studying medical records and x-rays in 1166 adults (1036 men and 130 women) of different age groups. In the study, patients were divided into five age groups: youth, the first and second coming of age, and the elderly. Found that mandibular fractures are more common in middle-aged people, men are eight times more often than women. The most common fractures of the mandible occur in places lines of weakness, regardless of gender and age. At the same time it is shown that with age less common fractures of the condylar process of the lower jaw. The influence of age-related changes in the masticatory apparatus, namely, the loss of natural teeth on the localization of fractures of the lower jaw, which is of clinical importance, especially in terms of distances of the "weakness" of the body and the branches of the lower jaw in elderly and senile patients.
fractures of the mandible, gerontostomatology, partially edentulous, edentulous, loss of teeth, age changes, chewing apparatus.