Edition V05N02 | Year 2019 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 30 to 35
Introduction: The face is a region that is often the target of trauma of a wide variety of etiologies, which, when is not identified and treated, can lead to severe functional, emotional and aesthetic sequelae. The medical literature refers to traffic accidents and urban violence as the main causes. Objective: To raise the epidemiological profile of face trauma in the region of Cacoal/RO, Brazil, which does not present any study of this subject. Methods: Retrospective study of 414 patients with facial fracture diagnosis. Age, sex, fractured facial bones, treatment and the cause of the accident were considered. Results: Males predominated, with 79.7% of the cases, and the most affected age group was between 18 and 39 years, with 63.2% of the cases. The motorcycle traffic accidents were the main responsible for the injuries (51.9%) and the mandible was the most affected bone (41.48%). Conclusion: In view of this, we observed the importance of collecting data on the epidemiological profile of the population and suggesting a continuous research to provide support and guidance to public policies of population education, as well as the prevention of trauma, influencing the health of the population.
Pedroso Júnior JL, Vasques MAB, Moraes RB, Arruda Júnior CA, Freitas DL, Sacchetti R. Epidemiological study of facial injuries in Cacoal/RO, Brazil. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 May-Aug;5(2):30-5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.5.2.030-035.oar