2021 Volume 63 Issue 3 Pages 283-285
Abstract: The condyle is the most common site of mandibular fracture. In the present study, an attempt was made to utilize three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) images to evaluate mandibular condyle fractures and identify prognostic indicators of malocclusion after closed treatment. Accurate morphometric measurements were performed using 3D-CT images obtained before trauma, after trauma, and after healing. Morphometry revealed significant differences in loss of ramus height (LRH) and lateral movement length in patients with malocclusion, and significant LRH differences in patients with other maxillomandibular fractures after healing, or in those with dislocation-displacement. The present method of 3D-CT image analysis appears useful for evaluation of condylar fractures.