Some of the most severe maxillofacial injuries
are caused by automobile accidents but many others may result from industrial accidents sports home accidents and missiles or gun shots.2 The frequency of facial injuries is high because face is exposed and there is little protective covering.3
Libya4 Europe5 and United States6 indicate that road traffic accidents was the main cause of maxillofacial injuries
. Current studies show that interpersonal vio- lence is leading source of facial fractures in developed countries where as road traffic accident remains major etiology in underdeveloped countries.7
This trend is in accordance with studies done in other parts of world like Brazil14 united Arab emirates15 and Turkey.16 Studies done on the pattern of maxillofacial injuries
in Pakistan show similar results17 however these results are contradictory to study done in Greece where lower male to female ratio was encountered in maxillofacial trauma patients.18 The reason for high prevalence of injuries in males may be due to the fact that males spend more time outside home and are thus more prone to road traffic accidents.
Risk factors for maxillofacial injuries
in a Brazilian emergency hospital sample.
Literature search revealed few reported cases of syndromes associated with maxillofacial injuries
; hence, this article aimed at conducting a narrative review of these rare conditions which can otherwise in some instances be overlooked in general practice.
are mostly due to high velocity traffic.
Changing pattern of pediatric maxillofacial injuries
at the Accident and Emergency Department of the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan-a four-year experience.
Causes of Maxillofacial injuries
a three years study.
Berrone, "Management of sport-related maxillofacial injuries
," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
William, Maxillofacial Injuries
, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK, 2nd edition, 1994.
Experts at Morriston Hospital in Swansea are part of a collaboration that will give surgeons the ability to quickly design bespoke implants for maxillofacial injuries
- then get them 3D printed in titanium at the press of a button.
He said that the science and art of treating maxillofacial injuries
require special training involving a 'hands on' experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient's long term function and appearance.