Effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A on Mandibular Fracture Healing: An Experimental Study in Rabbits

Tukel H. C., Daglioglu Y. K., Tatli U., Gundogdu L. S., Kurkcu M., Benlidayi M. E.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.78, no.12, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: The effect of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) on fracture healing of the long bones is controversial, and no controlled clinical or experimental study has investigated the effect of BTX-A on mandibular fractures. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether BTX-A injection into the masseter muscles affects bone healing by reducing the displacing forces in an unfavorable mandibular fracture model.