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Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry


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.

Keywords: Fractures, Mandible, Maxillofacial fractures, Prevalence.

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.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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