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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India

VN Shankar, Ashwini

Citation Information : Shankar V, A. Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017; 11 (1):5-7.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0002

Published Online: 01-01-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

The study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of maxillofacial fractures in southern provinces of India.

Materials and methods

Data of a total of 2,037 patients were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 3 years, i.e., from 2010 to 2013, from various maxillofacial trauma centers of Karnataka, India.

Results

Study revealed that the maxillofacial fractures had male (87.5%) preponderance and its peak incidence was during 20 to 30 years of age. Isolated mandibular fractures were the most common type of fractures with 1,035 patients (50.81%), followed by isolated midface fractures in 526 patients (25.82%). Among midface fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were most frequently involved.

Conclusion

Mandible was the frequent site involved. Among maxillary fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were more often involved.

How to cite this article

Shankar VN, Ashwini. Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):5-7.


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