Patterns of Paediatric Maxillofacial Fractures: A Twelve-Year Retrospective Study
Keywords:Paediatric, Maxillofacial area, Trauma, Mandibular fractures.
In this study was to analyse the patterns of maxillofacial fractures in children under 18 years of age admitted
at paediatric maxillofacial surgery department in Tashkent state dental institute, Uzbekistan in a period of 12
years between January 2007 and December 2018.Out of 757 children with maxillofacial bone fractures, the
majority were aged between 6-18 years (78,6%, n=595). The mean (±SD) age was 9.3±0.5 years and male
to female ratio was 6.2:1. Falls was the most frequent mode of injury (46,9%, n=355). The mandible was
most commonly involved (67.2%, n=509) of the cases. The incidence of paediatrics maxillofacial fractures
in Uzbekistan region was high. The 6-18-year olds and boys were most commonly involved in maxillofacial
paediatrics trauma. Mandibular fractures were the most common type of fracture. Safety programs should
be instituted in Uzbekistan region to increase public awareness and to decrease morbidity resulting from
paediatrics maxillofacial trauma.
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