Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Clinical predictors of mandibular fractures.

To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs and symptoms of mandibular fracture, a prospective study of emergency department patients presenting with mandibular trauma was undertaken. Patients with airway compromise, who were edentulous, or could not cooperate with the physical examination were excluded. Over a 1-year period, 119 patients were studied. The presence of malocclusion, trismus, facial asymmetry, or a positive result on the tongue blade test (inability to grasp and hold a tongue blade between the teeth) was significantly associated with a mandibular fracture. Malocclusion and facial asymmetry were strong predictors of fracture, and a negative result on the tongue blade test was a strong predictor of nonfracture.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app