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March 1973

Facial Fractures: Analysis of Five Years of Experience

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(3):288-290. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010296016

A statistical analysis of 323 patients with facial fractures treated as in-patients by the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Tennessee during the period of 1966 through 1970 is presented.

Operations for facial fracture comprised 2% of total operative procedures at the hospital. Intended violence was by far the most common cause of injury (59%). Associated injuries were present in 30% of the cases. Consultation was obtained from other services in 50% of the cases. Satisfactory results from the cosmetic and the functional viewpoints were obtained in 86%.