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J Pak Dent Assoc. 2018; 27(3): 106-110


FREQUENCY, ETIOLOGY AND PATTERN OF MIDFACE FRACTURES

Javeria Azam, Jawad Safdar Rana, Humayun Kaleem.

Abstract
In this article we have reported frequency, etiology and pattern of midface fractures at Baqai Dental College. Using SPSS statistical package collected data was analyzed. Total 45 patients were included in this study out of which 39 were males and 6 females having mean age of 28.58±9.992 years. Results showed 62.3% of the fractures were zygomatic followed by other type of fractures. . Also the main cause of the fractures was found to be road traffic accident with 57.8%.These fractures can be limited to single bone with few soft tissue lacerations or may lead to life threatening conditions.

Key words: Midface fractures, Etiology, Zygomatic, frequency, maxillofacial, morbidity, aesthetics, prevalence and Road traffic accidents (RTA).



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