Surgical Management of Maxillofacial Injuries in IraqTahrir Nazzal Aldelaimi*
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Anbar University, Iraq
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tahrir Nazzal Aldelaimi
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
College of Dentistry, Anbar University, Iraq
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date October 16, 2011; Accepted date December 21, 2011; Published date January 05, 2012
Citation: Aldelaimi TN (2012) Surgical Management of Maxillofacial Injuries in Iraq. Dentistry 2:113. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000113
Copyright: © 2012 Aldelaimi TN. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: One of the most demanding aspects of emergency medicine is the management of patients who have suffered facial trauma. Difficult circumstances such as the high number of casualties, severity of the facial wounds, coupled with the limited number of operating rooms and hospital beds, were a constant challenge to the surgeons.
Aims of Study: This study discusses types of maxillofacial injuries and their surgical managements. Materials & methods: The following study focuses on maxillofacial injuries that were treated at Maxillofacial Unit, Ramadi Teaching Hospital and Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Anbar University, Iraq. Total of (518) cases were chosen on the basis of them being only oral and maxillofacial injuries including 325 males and 193 females with age range from 8 to 75 years old. Results & conclusions: Most cases were in the age group (20-29) years, 312 (60.2%) patients were injured with missile fragments, isolated soft tissue injuries were found in 56 (10.8%) while, skeletal injuries were found in 462 (89.2%),facial nerve injuries which found in 57 (11%) patients, 119 (40%) patients had mandibular fractures were treated conservatively and 179 (60%) patients were treated by direct skeletal fixation.