Use of iodine tincture in the management of wound dehiscence in operated mandibular fracture along with hardware salvage: a case report




Fracture, Wound dehiscence, Hardware exposure, Salvage


Mandibular fractures are one of the most common facial fractures. Depending on the severity, they are treated either by closed reduction or open reduction and internal fixation. Hardware exposure is one of the postoperative complications associated with the latter. Data involving decision regarding removal or salvage of hardware in such cases is lacking. We present a case of wound dehiscence with hardware exposure in an operated mandibular fracture, which was managed by placing tincture iodine dressing, thus obviating the need for hardware removal.

Author Biographies

Mansi Dey, Max Institute of Cancer Care, New Delhi, India

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Bibhu P. Mishra, Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Assistant Professor, Depart of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Abhijeeta Sahoo, Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Odisha

BDS Tutor


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How to Cite

Dey, M., Mishra, B. P., Sharma, V., & Sahoo, A. (2022). Use of iodine tincture in the management of wound dehiscence in operated mandibular fracture along with hardware salvage: a case report. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 11(6), 649–651.