Chulalongkorn University Dental Journal

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A review of 580 cases of facial injuries from the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, during 1973-1983 revealed that motorcycle and car accidents were the major causes of facial bone fractures. The male-to-female ratio was 4.3 to 1. The site distribution in descending order of frequency was symphysis, body of the mandible, angle of the mandible, condylar process, zygomatic complex, alveolar process of maxilla and palate. The highest incidence recorded was in the group of patients between the ages of 20 and 29 years. Simple fracture was found to be the most common type of fractures. Most of the fractures were treated by closed reduction. And no seasonal variation in fracture incidences found from this study.



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