Maxillofacial injuries are often seen in the emergency department. Fractures of the facial skeleton are commonly seen after assault, road traffic accidents, falls, and sporting injuries in a ratio mandibular:zygoma:maxillary of 6:2:1.1 Clinicians must be familiar with their management so that appropriate treatment may be used.
- maxillofacial injury
- emergency department
- advanced trauma life support
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