Review Article| Volume 25, ISSUE 1, P63-67, March 2017

Soft Tissue Trauma in the Temporomandibular Joint Region Associated with Condylar Fractures

Published:December 22, 2016DOI:
      The role of soft tissue injury within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in mandibular fractures in general and condyle fractures in particular has been often overlooked.


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