Maxillofacial Trauma and Alcohol Abuse: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • S. Devakumari1 , T. Vijhayapriya2 , Nandini Biradar3 , P. Amudha4 , D.S. Dinesh5 , S. Devameena6

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2427

Keywords:

Alcohol abuse, maxillofacial, fracture, mandible, zygoma.

Abstract

Background: To assess the relationship of alcohol abuse in maxillofacial trauma in a tertiary care hospital,
Puducherry, South India.
Materials and Method: A descriptive cross sectional study was done by retrieving the patient’s inpatient
and operative records from the year 2011 to 2018. The parameters that were assessed includes association of
the alcohol during injury, etiology, demographic data and the type of fracture.
Conclusion: The descriptive analysis of the facial fractures in Puducherry, INDIA provides an insight in to
type of facial fractures and their etiology recorded in patients with alcohol abuse during injury. These kinds
of studies in the particular geographical region are important in developing prevention strategies.

Author Biography

S. Devakumari1 , T. Vijhayapriya2 , Nandini Biradar3 , P. Amudha4 , D.S. Dinesh5 , S. Devameena6

1
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Dentistry, Indira Gandhi
Medical College & Research Institute (Govt.), Puducherry-605008, India, 2
Associate Professor, Department
of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (Govt.), Puducherry-605008, India,
3Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar, Karnataka-585401,
India, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute
(Govt.), Puducherry-605008, India, 5
Professor and HOD, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,
Sri Venkateswara Dental college and Hospital, ARIYUR, Puducherry-605008, India, 6Senior Lecturer,
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, ARIYUR,
Puducherry-605008, India

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

S. Devakumari1 , T. Vijhayapriya2 , Nandini Biradar3 , P. Amudha4 , D.S. Dinesh5 , S. Devameena6. (2021). Maxillofacial Trauma and Alcohol Abuse: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 871-877. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2427

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