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Fracture of the tooth bearing segment

# The fracture of the tooth bearing segment of the mandible is:
a) Simple
b) Complex
c) Compound
d) Comminuted


The correct answer is C. Compound.

• Simple fracture includes linear fracture of condyle, coronoid ramus and edentulous body or mandible.

• Compound fracture include fractures of tooth bearing portions of mandible.

• Green stick fracture is a rare type of simple fracture and is found exclusively in children.

• Comminuted fracture are due to direct violence to mandible from penetrating sharp objects and missiles.

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