Guardsman fracture

A guardsman fracture, also referred to as parade ground fracture, is one of the common forms of mandibular fracture which is caused by a fall on the midpoint of the chin resulting in fracture of the symphysis as well as both condyles.

It is usually seen in epileptics, elderly patients and occasionally in soldiers (fall forwards due to syncope) and is known as guardsman fracture.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Guardsman's fracture
  • Parade ground fracture

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