What is a 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 [ + ]
1. Radiograph | 2. Surgical exposure of fracture | 3.4 Reduction and plating
What caused this grotesque injury?
This young man sustained multiple facial injuries and fractures due to a Road Traffic Accident. Even though it’s mandatory to wear helmets in this part of India, [ + ]
Facial injury care
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 [ + ]
What are the fractures involving the Temporomandibular joint?
Fractures involving the mandibular condyle are the most difficult to treat because the condyle is most close to temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
How is the temporomandibular joint different from other joints?
TMJ is one of the most complex joints in the [ + ]
The preparation before the OT
Patient is kept NPO (No per oral) for six hours
Blood investigations are done
ECG,Chest Xray done in select patients
Skin preparation done if required. eg. for taking skin graft, rib graft etc
Informed consent taken for the surgery, for anaesthesia, photographs etc.100
Psychological support given [ + ]
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. [ + ]
One of the most indispensable skill set of a maxillofacial surgeon is that 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 so [ + ]
We all know the importance of cheekbones don’t we?
How often have you given a compliment to someone saying they’ve got high cheekbones? Let’s get skin deep to know what this cheekbone really is..
The cheekbone also called the malar bone is a [ + ]