Issue V06N02 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 74 to 79
Introduction: Facial fractures can cause aesthetic and functional changes, as well as other complications. Objective: To verify the incidence of facial trauma of individuals treated from January 2015 to July 2017, in a public hospital in Bauru/SP (Brazil). Methods: A total of 509 facial fractures of 441 individuals were analyzed by collecting data from hospital electronic records. The data collected were sex, age, trauma etiology, anatomical location of the fractures and type of treatment chosen for each case. Results: The male sex was the most af- fected (79.36%) with a mean age of 32 years. The most common cause was physical aggression (32.87%), followed by traffic accidents (24.04%). The type of treatment of choice was open reduction with stable internal fixation. Conclusion: Nasal fractures were prevalent in the group of individuals studied, affecting mainly men, victims of physical aggression.