The most common type of fracture in children is a mandibular fracture with an incidence rate of 56%, followed by symphysis/parasymphysis fractures which occur 15-20% of the time. Repositioning of teeth and jaws is necessary to restore function, aesthetics, and prevent pathological conditions of bone structure. A 9-year-old boy was referred to the Universitas Airlangga Hospital with oral bleeding, tooth mobility, and a shift in lower jaw position after an accident. Fractures and abnormalities in the position of the symphysis/parasymphysis were discovered, alongwith avulsion of teeth. Wound cleaning and suturing were performed on the mandibular symphysis/parasymphysis fracture segment, followed by the placement of a modified closed cap splint on the 7th day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1320-1325
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Good health and well-being
  • Modified closed cap splint
  • Parasymphisis fracture
  • Symphisis fracture


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