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Review of Maxillofacial Fractures in a Tertiary Care Centre in Puducherry, South East India

By Sharad Ramdas, Paramartha Pappu Lingam and Suhas Sateesh


Background: Maxillofacial fractures are common following trauma and show varying epidemiology and demographics. Aims: To describe the pattern of maxillofacial fractures outlining the etiological spectrum, fracture characteristics and treatment outcomes in our local setting. Settings and Design: This descriptive retrospective study was conducted at the Plastic Surgery Department, of our Institute in Pondicherry from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2013. Materials and Methods: All adult and pediatric patients presenting with confirmed maxillofacial fractures were included. Results: A total number of 432 patients with 656 facial fractures presented during the study period. Male to female ratio was 10:1. Road traffic accidents (87.9%) were the most common mode of injury with Orbitozygomatic fractures predominating (55.7%). Associated injuries were observed in 30.3% of patient′s. 66.2% of patients were operated, and 33.8% were treated conservatively. Conclusion: Increasing awareness and improved legislation are required to combat the trend of increased maxillofacial fractures

Topics: Fractures, maxillofacial, trauma, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Special situations and conditions, RC952-1245, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.4103/1755-6783.146388
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