Facial fractures from road traffic accidents are real nightmares. After sustaining one such accident, a male patient below 30 years of age, reported to Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil. He was stable, as he had his initial emergency care elsewhere. It’s been a couple [ + ]
This is a case of Hemangioma in the nose area of a 25-year-old young man from Malappuram, Kerala. He had been living with this condition since his birth. The Hemangioma had spread from the nose to the lip and a little bit on [ + ]
The human eye is safely protected in the bony compartment called the orbit and sometimes when this is fractured, orbital floor correction is required. Facial trauma affects not just the upper and lower jaws but even other vital parts of the face such as the [ + ]
What is maxillofacial trauma?
Any injury to the head, neck or face region such as due to accidents, burns, scars, fractures of facial bones including eye region or bruising may be classified as maxillofacial injury cases.
What are the symptoms and signs of maxillofacial trauma?
The patient will [ + ]
Approximately 3000 people are killed every day in accidents with around 30,000 others injured or disabled thus over 1.2 million people are killed and 50 million injured each year. The epidemiology of facial injuries varies in injury type, severity and depending upon the population studied. [ + ]
The preparation before the OT @ Richardsons Hospital
The patient is kept NPO (No per oral) for six hours
Blood investigations are done
ECG, Chest Xray done in select patients
Skin preparation is done if required. eg. for taking skin graft, rib graft, etc
Informed consent was taken for the [ + ]
Umesh, a 19-year-old boy from a village nearby came to the OPD of Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital with a reddish-blue swelling of his lower lip and left cheek since his childhood. It has reportedly grown in size marginally. Upon examination, it was preliminarily diagnosed [ + ]
A young girl came to us seeking removal of a large mole on her left cheek. Having moles on the face and the body is a very common occurrence, however it becomes a concern for the patient if it becomes too large or is located [ + ]
A young boy came to Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital with a history of fall off his bike five days ago. He didn’t have any obvious complaint apart from pain on the right side of his lower jaw and in front of his left ear. [ + ]
Facial Trauma Cases
One of the most indispensable skill set of a maxillofacial surgeon is required for facial trauma cases. Simply put, trauma is a physical injury which can be due to various reasons, most commonly road traffic accidents, physical assaults, sports injuries and [ + ]