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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2013, Issue 1


Gamboa MR, Vargas SG, Casafont OA
Analysis of the frequency of facial fractures treated by the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2013; 9 (1)

Language: Español
References: 12
Page: 4-9
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ABSTRACT

This research consists in an observational, descriptive, transactional study carried out by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the San Juan de Dios Hospital, covering the fractures submitted during the period between January 2007 to December 2010. It was observed 409 files of patients admitted and treated by the Maxillofacial Unit, presenting a total of 579 facial fractures. It is a finite probability sample; in this case, the sample corresponds to the whole population. The information collected included, gender, type of facial fracture, etiology, type of mandibular fracture, and a comparison between the type of facial fracture with respect to its etiology. Statistical methods of χ2 and Fisher exact test were used with a significance level of 0.05. It was found that 93% of the patients were male, the mandibular fractures are the most frequent (61%), followed by zygomatic arch fractures (16%) and zygomatic complex (13%). The interpersonal violence was the main etiology (50%) followed by car accidents (21%). With respect to mandibular fractures, the angle is the more common region affected. It was found that there is sufficient statistical information to verify that there is not a relationship between the type of facial fracture with the aetiology.


Key words: Incidence of facial fractures, aetiology of facial fractures, facial trauma.





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