Clinical analysis of facial fractures: A ten years study of 300 cases
The reasons and types of facial fractures and their treatment approaches are different, depending on the age group, and these fractures constitute an important part of the practice of plastic surgery. Demographic characteristics, etiologies of fractures, fracture types, and treatment approaches were evaluated in patients who underwent an operation due to facial fractures between 2006 and 2016. A total of 300 patients were operated on at our clinic over a period of ten years. The reason for the fracture was often motor vehicle collisions in the adult patient group, while the reason was falls and accidents in the pediatric age group. Mandibular fractures ranked first among other types of fracture and orthopedic injuries ranked first among systemic injuries. The preferred treatment approach was open surgery in adult patients and conservative therapies in the pediatric age group. The present study carried out a retrospective review of 300 cases and demographic characteristics, etiologies, fracture types, accompanying injuries, and treatment approaches were presented in consideration of the current literature.