The patterns of facial injury suffered by patients in road traffic accidents: A case controlled study

Batstone, M.D., Monsour, F.N.T., Pattel, P. and Lynham, A. (2007) The patterns of facial injury suffered by patients in road traffic accidents: A case controlled study. International Journal of Surgery, 5 4: 250-254. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2006.10.002


Author Batstone, M.D.
Monsour, F.N.T.
Pattel, P.
Lynham, A.
Title The patterns of facial injury suffered by patients in road traffic accidents: A case controlled study
Journal name International Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1743-9191
1743-9159
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijsu.2006.10.002
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 250
End page 254
Total pages 5
Place of publication Camden, London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 2746 Surgery
Abstract Road traffic accidents cause severe facial injuries and are frequently associated with injuries to other organ systems. The aims of this study were to define the facial injuries suffered by victims of road trauma and assess the need for a multidisciplinary approach to their management. A retrospective study of all patients over 14 years of age suffering facial injuries over a five year period was conducted. Data was collected on the nature of their facial and other injuries and the impact of interspeciality management on their treatment. Four hundred and nine patients were identified. The midface was injured more frequently than the mandible and the majority of patients had multiple facial injuries. Neurologic, orthopaedic, thoracic and abdominal injuries were common and impacted on the management of the patients' facial trauma. Road traffic accidents cause more severe facial trauma than other mechanisms of injury. Other organ systems are more likely to be injured and the management of these injuries often impacts on their facial injury treatment demanding high levels of interspeciality cooperation.
Keyword Facial Injury
Head Injury
Orthopaedic
Road Traffic
Trauma
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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