Rapid Maxillary Expansion to Correct Palatal Fracture Malunion: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sagar Dahiya,
Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, Army College of Dental Sciences,
Chennapur- CRPF Road, Jai Jawahar Nagar, Secunderabad, India.
Mid palatal fractures are usually present in conjunction with Le Fort I maxillary fractures. Literature on isolated mid palatal fractures as seen in this case is relatively rare. A novel approach for the management of this case was undertaken. A rapid maxillary expander was used to separate palatal segments which healed well. The patient’s crossbite and open bite was corrected with elastic use. The protocol of management of malunion of isolated mid palatal fractures is simple with reduced costs, morbidity and higher rates of acceptance. We report a case of a 26-year-old male patient involved in a road traffic accident leading to an isolated mid palatal fracture which is a rare entity. Due to lack of specialized care, the fracture fragments united inadequately resulting in deranged occlusion, open bite and reduced masticatory efficiency.
Bilateral posterior crossbite, Hyrax, Inter maxillary elastics
Sagar Dahiya, Prasad Chitra, Vikrant, Narahari Kalyana Srinivas Aravind, Sukhvinder Bindra. RAPID MAXILLARY EXPANSION TO CORRECT PALATAL FRACTURE MALUNION: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Sep 20 ]; 10:ZD01-ZD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Feb 24, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 18, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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