A four year retrospective study of facial fractures in Hospital Taiping

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A four year retrospective study of facial fractures in Hospital Taiping

Ferdinand J.K: A four year retrospective study of facial fractures in Hospital Taiping. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2007; 5: 10–13.

Abstract: A retrospective study of patients with facial fractures presenting to the Oral Surgery Unit, Hospital Taiping, during a four-year period from 2002 to 2005 was carried out. 204 patients sustained 325 fractures. Male to female ratio was 6.1:1. Patients aged 13-29 comprised the largest group (62%). Motor vehicle accidents were the predominant aetiological factor (89.2%). The ratio of fractures of the mandible to midface was 0.98:1. The mandibular parasymphysis was the most common anatomical site of mandibular fractures, and the zygoma was the most common bone involved in mid-face trauma. Closed reduction (inter-maxillary fixation, suspension wires, elevation) was the most frequent method of treatment (41.6%).