Maxillofacial Wounds

  • D. Laufer
  • Z. Tulchinsky


Facial injuries due to modern warfare are frequent. The final aim of treatment is to restore shape and function. Unless associated with skull fractures, even severe injuries to the bones of the face are not life threatening. The first consideration should not be the facial bone injury, but the patient’s general condition. Patients who have suffered extensive maxillofacial injuries will require long-term hospitalization in a specialized department of oral and maxillofacial surgery for reconstructive surgery of soft and hard tissues.


Zygomatic Arch Facial Injury Mandibular Fracture Orbital Wall Edentulous Patient 
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Further reading

  1. Banks P (1981) Killey’s fractures of the middle third of the facial skeleton. John Wright, BristolGoogle Scholar
  2. Kelly K (1977) Management of war injuries to the jaws and related structures. U. S. Government Printing Office, WashingtonGoogle Scholar
  3. Kruger E, Schilli W (1982) Oral and maxillofacial traumatology, vol 1. Quintessence, ChicagoGoogle Scholar
  4. Mustarde JC (1960) Repair and reconstruction in the orbital region, 2nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, EdinburghGoogle Scholar
  5. Rowe NL, Williams JLI (1985) Maxillofacial injuries, vols. I, II. Churchill Livingstone, EdinburghGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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  • D. Laufer
  • Z. Tulchinsky

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