Edition V05N02 | Year 2019 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 17 to 23
Many traumas affect the face, which generates emotional and physical consequences. Objective: This study aimed to assess facial fractures in the medical records of patients treated at the Service of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Hospital Governador Celso Ramos (Florianópolis/SC, Brazil), from January 2015 to January 2016. Methods: 82 medical records with 121 fractures were analyzed. The data were organized, tabulated and analyzed descriptively. Results: Fractures occurred primarily among men (80%) in the age range of 21 to 30 years (31%), with mean age of 42 years; whereas for women the mean age was 46 years. The most frequent cause was aggression (38%). In women, the main etiology was motorcycle accident (31%), while in men it was aggression (44%). The most affected bone was the mandible (33%) in both sexes, mainly the mandibular angle (30%). Most fractures occurred on Friday (13%) and in February (23%). Conclusion: Aggression was the most prevalent etiology, and occurred mainly in young adults. Most cases of facial trauma could be avoided or mitigated by means of educational measures encouraging respect for traffic laws and strategies to deal with stressful situations.
Roquejani CL, Martins MS, Gil JN. Pilot study of maxillofacial traumas in a reference hospital, Florianópolis/SC. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 May-Aug;5(2):17-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.5.2.017-023.oar