Changing Trends Show Elderly at Increased Risk for Facial Injuries

[Rosemont, IL, April 1, 2014] Common causes of fractures to the face and jaws include motor vehicle collisions (MVCs), assaults, sports injuries, job related injuries, domestic violence and falls. A study featured in the April issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery looked
at trauma data collected by oral and maxillofacial surgeons at the MetroHealth Center in Cleveland, Ohio over two six-year periods, 20 years apart (1984 to 1990 and 2004 to 2010). The authors compared the differences in the data related to the types of incidents that caused the facial fractures and the age of the patients who suffered these fractures.

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