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What are Panfacial Fractures?

Panfacial fractures are defined as multiple fractures of the facial bones that usually affect the upper, middle, and lower areas of the face. The management and treatment of panfacial fracture is an i..

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Panfacial fractures are defined as multiple fractures of the facial bones that usually affect the upper, middle, and lower areas of the face. The management and treatment of panfacial fracture is an intricate task because of the lack of reliable developments. Before attempting a treatment on a patient of panfacial fracture, a thorough understanding of the principles is important. Panfacial fractures are often termed as maxillofacial injuries. The treatment of patients suffering from injuries require immediate operative management. If the patient is not under critical state, the treatment or operation can be delayed. In cases where patient needs critical care, the initial surgeries performed are majorly corrective surgeries.

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Panfacial Fractures
Symptoms
symptoms

Panfacial fractures involve injuries to the upper, lower, and middle thirds of the facial bones. Such injuries often result in multisystem injury, requiring team approach. The injury can be identified with early symptoms which include:

  • Difficulty in breathing, in case of nasal bone fractures.
  • Swelling around the eyes and the traumatized area.
  • Internal bleeding.

Causes
causes

Based on a recent report the major causes of these traumatic injuries are:

  • Physical attack or assault.
  • A head-on vehicle collision.
  • Falling from a height.
  • Sports injury.
  • Occupational injuries or injury at work.
  • Injury due to a blast or shooting.

Risks
risks

The main risk factors include:

  • Deformities affecting looks and appearance.
  • Scars and marks left behind after injury and surgery.
  • Social and emotional trauma.
  • Lowering of blood volumes or high cholesterol levels.

Prevention
prevention

In order to prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of the following things:

  • Avoiding rigorous exercise.
  • Maintaining health.
  • Cleaning and washing your face properly.

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