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Table 2 Comparison of the fractured condylar segment position by MRI and panoramic X-rays

From: Characteristics of temporomandibular joint structures after mandibular condyle fractures revealed by magnetic resonance imaging

MRI plain X-rays N At eminence In fossa Normal
Anterior Anterior + down Down Posterior
Dislocation 18 18 (38)      
Displacement 10 5 (11)    3 (6)   2 (4)
No displacement 15    1 (2) 3 (6) 6 (13) 5 (11)
Lateral displacement 2      2 (4)  
Chip fracture 2       2 (4)
Contralateral 21 1 (5)   1 (5)   11 (52) 8 (38)
  1. ( ): % in total fractured or contralateral joints
  2. p < 0.01 (statistically significant for segmental position by MRI and fracture type by plain X-ray and chi-square test)