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International Dental Journal of Student Research


Maxillofacial fractures: A retrospective study


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Author Details : Hanumakonda Soundarya*, Marri Swetha, Mallela Bhashitha

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 87-91


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Abstract

Introduction: Aim of the retrospective study is to determine the type and frequency of the maxillofacial fractures and to assess their sex, age, site distribution, and treatment accordingly.

Materials and Methods: Study was conducted based on year-wise data collected from 2015 to 2018, with 280 cases recorded.

Results: Study group consists of total 280 patients, out of which 28(10%) were females and rest 252(90%) were males. The most common maxillofacial fractures are mandibular fractures in which body of the mandible have the highest occurrence rate and among 280 cases, 187(66.78%) were treated by open reduction and fixation.

Conclusion: Results of the study shows the majority of injuries were in males and Mandible was the most commonly fractured bone with the body of the mandible region as the most frequent site. Open reduction and fixation remain the choice of treatment.

Keywords: Mandibular fractures, Maxillary fractures, Closed reduction, Open reduction, Fixation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.idjsr.2019.023

How to cite : Soundarya H, Swetha M, Bhashitha M, Maxillofacial fractures: A retrospective study. Int Dent J Stud Res 2019;7(4):87-91

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