Sports related facial fractures presenting to Ministry of Health Hospitals Malaysia – A preliminary study

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Sports related facial fractures presenting to Ministry of Health Hospitals Malaysia – A preliminary study

WM Mustafa, Tay KK, Tan HL, Hassan N: Sports related facial fractures presenting to Ministry of Health Hospitals Malaysia – A preliminary study. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2009; 7: 8–11.

Abstract: In a one year period 1862 facial fractures were reported at 23 Ministry of Health Hospitals. Eighteen of these (0.97%) were sports related of which 17 were males and 16 patients were aged below 30 years (mean 19.8 years). Mandibular fractures were the most common (8 cases, 47.06%) followed by maxilla and zygoma. Eleven (61%) cases of facial fractures occurred while playing soccer. The majority of fractures (7 cases, 38.9%) were managed by closed reduction. Only 4 cases (23.5%) required open reduction and fixation.