Maxillofacial Trauma and Alcohol Abuse: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study
Keywords:Alcohol abuse, maxillofacial, fracture, mandible, zygoma.
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.
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