Medico-legal aspects of vertical root fractures in root filled teeth

E. Rosen, I. Tsesis, A. Tamse, L. Bjørndal, S. Taschieri, N. Givol

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Aim To analyse the medico-legal aspects of vertical root fracture (VRF) following root canal treatment (RCT). Methodology A comprehensive search in a professional liability insurance database was conducted to retrospectively identify cases of VRF following RCT. The complaints were categorized as either financial risk bearing or financial nonrisk bearing, and related demographic, prosthetic and endodontic variables were analysed. Results Seventy-seven legal cases of patients with VRFs following RCT were identified. Most of the cases were either in premolars or in mandibular molar teeth (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Endodontic Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Medico-legal
  • Vertical root fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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