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June 1971

Orbital Fractures.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(6):766-767. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050768021

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The increased incidence of facial and orbital fractures in recent years is attributable to vehicular travel and more general participation in sports. Management of these fractures in almost every case calls for interdisciplinary participation by ophthalmologists, maxillofacial surgeons, oral surgeons, neurosurgeons, and radiologists in varying combinations. Whichever of these surgical specialists sees the patient first may remain the primary physician in a given case.

Until the appearance of the present work there has been no exhaustive monograph on the whole subject of orbital fractures. Written by an ophthalmologist, but not limited in its address to ophthalmologists, this book is magnificently illustrated, encyclopedic in its treatment of the subject, and based on extensive personal experience in the field.

A detailed review of the anatomy of the orbit and its contents leads into a discussion of fracture mechanisms and a classification of the type of facial fractures. The chapter on etiology assembles

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