6| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S3, June 2012

The endoscope assisted transoral with percutaneous (EATOP)-ORIF of subcondylar fractures—the Black Country experience

      Introduction: Current evidences favour ORIF for condylar and subcondylar fractures of mandible. However, most surgeons are concerned about the morbidity of facial nerve injury and scar from an external approach. The endoscopic ORIF has gained worldwide popularity, but this treatment is not widely available in the United Kingdom. This may be due to a lack of endoscopic surgical-training amongst maxillofacial surgeons and more importantly, financial constraints within the NHS restricting additional investment to purchase condylar ORIF specific endoscopic kit.
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