Dr. Shaikh Wahab Ayub, Dr. Sonali Vikas Gaikwad, Dr. Sonali V. Mahajan, Dr. Vilas L. Rajguru
Abstract: Aim of the present study is to evaluate, can C reactive protein be used as prognostic tool in treatment of mandibular fracture by comparing its preoperative and postoperative level during open reduction and internal fixation and correlate it with convalescent period. Method: blood sample were collected and CRP level were compared preoperatively, postoperatively, after 24 hr, and on seventh postoperative day. Result: preoperative level of CRP was high, postoperatively there was noticeable increase in its level, after 24 hr its level was increased markedly but on the seventh day its level was significantly decreased to attained the normal level, which show there is normal healing at the surgical site. Conclusion: the above study gives the idea that, C reactive protein can be used as prognostic tool in the treatment of mandibular fracture and it is helpful to avoid prolonged antibiotic therapy usage.
Keywords: C reactive protein, fracture, trauma, infection, tumour necrosis factor