JOURNAL ARTICLE

Study of maxillofacial trauma, its aetiology, distribution, specturm, and management

Darashingh Rajput, L M Bariar
Journal of the Indian Medical Association 2013, 111 (1): 18-20
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Between October 2008 and January 2011, a total of 1202 patients with soft tissue and hard tissue injuries of face were studied. Of whom 1057(88%) were male and 145 (12%) female. Injuries were most common 389(32.36%) in the third decade of life and there were 282 (23.46%) in the 4th decade. The most common cause was road traffic collisions (n=682; 56.73%) and the second most common was a fall from a height (n=330; 27.45%). Total number of isolated soft tissue injury was 1038, forehead being the most common site of injury. There were 164 hard tissue injuries; the mandible was the most common bone to be fractured in 106 patients, followed by the zygoma in 47 patients. There were 31 patients with fractured maxilla, 15 nasal bone and 11 orbital bone fracture.

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