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The duration of fixation generally required for fracture of mandible:

 # The duration of fixation generally required for fracture of mandible:
A. 2-4 weeks
B. 3-5 weeks
C. 6-8 weeks
D. 8-10 weeks



The correct answer is C. 6-8 weeks.

In the past, one of the major considerations in the immediate postoperative period was the difficulty resulting from IMF. When  the jaws are wired together, the patient has initial difficulties in obtaining adequate nutrition, performing necessary oral hygiene, and communicating verbally. The average IMF period ranges from 6 to  8 weeks.

Reference: Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, James R. Hupp, 6th Edition 2013, Page No:  557


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