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Diagnosis and management of common maxillofacial injuries in the emergency department. Part 1: advanced trauma life support


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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