Dr Ayesha Shaukat, Dr Asma Khan, Dr Ayesha Mubashir
Introduction: Mandibular fractures are among the most common injuries to the facial skeleton. It has been reported to comprise between 40 and 62% of all facial fractures. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the postoperative complications in patients with mandibular angle fractures, treated with three dimensional plate. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Health department Punjab during July 2019 to Feburary 2020. 50 patients with insignificant medical history were involved in the study. A single plate was used in fracture of symphysis, parasymphysis, body, as well as angle region. It was fixed with 6.0 mm and 8.0 mm screws. Results: The data was collected from 50 patients. Mean age of patients was 30.95 ± 12.37 years. Five patients with MAF had postoperative complications that required additional procedures. Three patients had postoperative infection, one patient complained of malocclusion in the first postoperative week, and one patient had miniplate exposure three months after surgery. Conclusion: It is concluded that the use of a 3-D titanium miniplates are effective in the treatment of mandibular fractures and overall complication rates are lesser.