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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362252/maxillofacial-trauma-managing-potentially-dangerous-and-disfiguring-complex-injuries
#1
Devjanl Das, Lea Salazar
Patients with maxillofacial trauma require a careful evaluation due to the anatomical proximity of the maxillofacial region to the head and neck. Facial injuries can range from soft-tissue lacerations and nondisplaced nasal fractures to severe, complex fractures, eye injuries, and possible brain injury. Though the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines provide a framework for the management of trauma patients, they do not provide a detailed reference for many subtle or complex facial injuries. This issue adds a more comprehensive and systematic approach to the secondary survey of the maxillofacial area and emergency department management of injuries to the face...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314421/nasal-injuries-in-sports
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REVIEW
Alexander P Marston, Erin K O'Brien, Grant S Hamilton
Nasal trauma is a common consequence of athletic competition. The nasal bones are the most commonly fractured facial bone and are particularly at risk during sports participation. Acute management of trauma to the nose includes thorough evaluation of all injuries and may require immediate management for repair of facial lacerations, epistaxis control, or septal hematoma drainage. Nasal fractures can often be addressed with closed reduction techniques; however, in the setting of complex nasal trauma, an open approach may be indicated...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314420/sport-injuries-of-the-ear-and-temporal-bone
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REVIEW
L Mariel Osetinsky, Grant S Hamilton, Matthew L Carlson
In cases of head trauma, the ear should be evaluated in all of its components. A good understanding of otologic and skull base anatomy enables a thorough trauma assessment of this complex anatomic region. Auricular laceration, abrasion, avulsion, hematoma, frostbite, otitis externa, exostosis, tympanic membrane perforation, ossicular discontinuity, perilymphatic fistula, labyrinthine concussion, temporal bone fracture, facial nerve paresis, and sensorineural hearing loss are a few of the more common otologic injuries seen in active patients...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314418/facial-injuries-in-sports-soft-tissue-injuries-abrasions-contusions-lacerations
#4
REVIEW
Guy L Lanzi
This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of facial soft tissue injuries in athletics. General diagnostic algorithms are presented, including initial assessment aligned with Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines. Specific injury types are discussed along with possible collateral damage and adverse sequelae to limit morbidity. Treatment modalities are described using generally accepted principles refined to fit athlete patients. Return-to-play issues are outlined relative to level of participation, with the emphasis on safe return...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301646/traumatic-facial-injuries-among-elderly-nursing-home-residents-never-event-or-frequent-occurrence
#5
Michael Bobian, Nour El-Kashlan, Curtis J Hanba, Peter F Svider, Adam J Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy, Giancarlo F Zuliani, Michael Carron
Importance: As the nursing home population continues to increase, an understanding of preventable injuries becomes exceedingly important. Although other fall-related injuries have been characterized, little attention has been dedicated to facial trauma. Objectives: To estimate the incidence of facial trauma among nursing home residents and detail mechanisms of injury, injury characteristics, and patient demographic data. Design, Setting, and Participants: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was used to calculate a weighted national incidence of facial trauma among individuals older than 60 years from a nationally representative collection of emergency departments from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2015...
March 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291498/emergency-department-wounds-managed-by-combat-medics-a-case-series
#6
Steven G Schauer, James A Pfaff
BACKGROUND: Combat medics are an integral part of their unit helping to conserve the fighting strength. Minor wounds are a common problem in the deployed settings that affect a soldier's ability to partake in operations. While the medics often manage wound care, there is very little data on the outcomes. METHODS: Cases were acquired as part of a quality assurance project providing training feedback to medics on wound management. Laceration management is delegated to the medic at the direction of the provider...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272583/-degloving-injury-of-the-mandible
#7
M H J Hollander, J Schortinghuis
A 13-year-old girl presented at an emergency department after she had fallen on her face when she fell from her horse. During physical examination no apparent extraoral injury was visible, such as lacerations, bruises or oedema. However, intraoral examination revealed extensive laceration of soft tissue. The diagnosis was a degloving injury of the mandible, which is very rare. The treatment consisted of debridement, suturing of the mentalis muscle, the approximate closing of the mucosa, accompanied by treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics...
March 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160512/prevalence-of-dental-trauma-and-use-of-mouthguards-in-professional-handball-players
#8
Lana Bergman, Slađana Milardović Ortolan, Davor Žarković, Joško Viskić, Dražen Jokić, Ketij Mehulić
BACKGROUND/AIM: Published data about orofacial injuries and mouthguard use by professional handball players are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of orofacial trauma and mouthguard use in professional handball players. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 100 professional handball players through a questionnaire, which contained 17 questions about age, experience in playing handball, playing position, orofacial trauma experience during the past 12 months, type of injury and mouthguard use...
February 4, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116877/prevalence-of-dental-injuries-and-awareness-regarding-mouthguards-among-basketball-players-and-coaches
#9
Murat Tiryaki, Gunce Saygi, Sevda Ozel Yildiz, Zuhal Yildirim, Ugur Erdemir, Taner Yucel
BACKGROUND: Dental injuries are frequently occurred by an impact to facial area among basketball players. In fact, mouthguards are able to absorb the power of impacts and protect teeth from excessive forces, it is crucial for players even at training to wear mouthguards. To determine the prevalence of dental injuries and investigate the awareness about the use of mouthguards among basketball players and coaches. METHODS: A 14-item questionnaire was designed and tested among licensed basketball players and coaches, all of whom were continuously exposed to the risk of dental injuries...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109486/a-population-based-analysis-of-the-implementation-of-pediatric-facemasks-in-girls-youth-lacrosse
#10
Andrew Walls, David Kasle, Nicole Aaronson, Earl Harley, Erik Waldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, relative risk reduction, odds ratio and absolute risk reduction of head and ear injuries associated with the implementation of pediatric facial eye guards in lacrosse events. STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Review of a National Database. STUDY LOCATION: National Emergency Injury Survelliance System. METHODS: Our group retrospectively reviewed a nationwide sampling estimate of 809 patients who presented to emergency rooms with head and ear injuries during lacrosse events...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108438/cephalic-tetanus-as-a-differential-diagnosis-of-facial-nerve-palsy
#11
Yuki Kotani, Kenji Kubo, Satoko Otsu, Toshihide Tsujimoto
Cephalic tetanus is defined as a combination of trismus and paralysis of one or more cranial nerves. Since it is a rare cause of facial nerve palsy, it is often overlooked as a differential diagnosis. We present the case of a 75-year-old man admitted to our emergency department with left facial nerve palsy, left ptosis and dysphagia 2 weeks after a head laceration. Soon after admission, he was orally intubated because of massive aspiration. A delayed diagnosis of cephalic tetanus was reached only when he was extubated and trismus and risus sardonicus were identified in addition to facial nerve palsy...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941503/the-facemask-blinder-a-technique-for-optimizing-anxiolysis-in-children-undergoing-facial-laceration-repair
#12
Daniel S Tsze, Hilary A Woodward
We present the case of a 7-year-old boy with a forehead laceration that required suture repair. The child was anxious and uncooperative, and the initial plan was to administer intranasal midazolam to facilitate the repair. However, a facemask blinder was first implemented as a visual barrier to block the child's view of any anxiety-provoking stimuli and appeared to improve the child's cooperation with the procedure. Intranasal midazolam was not administered, and the laceration was cleaned and repaired successfully...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767903/neurosurgical-sequelae-of-domestic-dog-attacks-in-children
#13
Ramesh Kumar, Frederic W B Deleyiannis, Corbett Wilkinson, Brent R O'Neill
OBJECTIVE The authors' goals in this study were to describe a series of dog attacks on children that required neurosurgical consultation and to better understand the pattern of injuries inflicted, the circumstances that place children at risk for attack, and the dog breeds involved. In addition, the authors review the surgical and medical management of these patients. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all children requiring neurosurgical consultation for dog bite at a regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center over a 15-year period...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681215/head-injury-and-anisocoria-on-a-cruise-ship
#14
Eilif Dahl
A previously healthy 65-year-old female passenger presented on the 3rd day of her voyage with a small facial laceration after she fell and hit her forehead, following sudden blurred vision and dizziness. When the ship's doctor noticed that one pupil was much bigger than the other, he feared intracranial bleeding and considered helicopter evacuation. Her symptoms had started shortly after she had removed a transdermal scopolamine patch from behind her ear. Getting scopolamine from her hands in direct contact with the eye surface caused mydriasis...
2016: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626005/facial-nerve-laceration-and-its-repair
#15
Yousef Shafaiee, Bita Shahbazzadegan
INTRODUCTION: Facial paralysis is a devastating condition with profound functional, aesthetic and psychosocial consequences. Tumors within or outside the skull, Bell's palsy and trauma are the most common causes of facial paralysis in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 35-year-old man with deep laceration wounds. The patient was taken to the operating room and the nerves were repaired. We observed gradual improvement of muscle performance except branches of the frontal nerve...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620669/soccer-related-facial-trauma-a-nationwide-perspective
#16
Michael R Bobian, Curtis J Hanba, Peter F Svider, Houmehr Hojjat, Adam J Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy, Mahdi A Shkoukani
PURPOSE: Soccer participation continues to increase among all ages in the US. Our objective was to analyze trends in soccer-related facial injury epidemiology, demographics, and mechanisms of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was evaluated for soccer-related facial injuries from 2010 through 2014. Results for product code "soccer" were filtered for injures to the face. Number of injuries was extrapolated, and data were analyzed for age, sex, specific injury diagnoses, locations, and mechanisms...
December 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614719/-facial-trauma-and-injury-in-children
#17
REVIEW
M-P Vazquez, N Kadlub, V Soupre, E Galliani, C Neiva-Vaz, I Pavlov, A Picard
Facial traumas are common in children but often unconsidered. Facial injury is responsible of impressive bleeding because of the rich vascularization of the face; this bleeding is often underestimated because of the immediate arterial vasoconstriction that is very strong for children. The blood volume is 80ml/kg for a newborn, with a total of 250ml, reaching 70ml/kg at one year of age. The evaluation must be rigorously performed due to the risk of a sudden decompensation. Regarding the wounds, the primary repair must be performed directly neat or optimal in case of damaged tissues...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443801/complications-of-temporomandibular-joint-arthroscopy-using-two-portal-coblation-technologies-a-prospective-study-of-475-procedures
#18
Jacinto Fernández Sanromán, Alberto Costas López, Martín Fernández Ferro, Annahys López de Sánchez, Bogdan Stavaru, Jorge Arenaz Bua
PURPOSE: To study the complications of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthroscopic procedures using two-portal coblation technologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 397 consecutive patients (475 joints) who underwent arthroscopic surgery were prospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Complications were observed in 39 (8.21%) procedures. Complications recognized during or immediately after surgery were observed in 25 cases (5.26%). Vascular injury in the points of trocar insertion was observed in seven cases...
September 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438456/analysis-of-traffic-accident-related-facial-trauma
#19
Su Hyun Choi, Ja Hea Gu, Dong Hee Kang
The consequences of facial trauma remain of great significance both functionally and esthetically. Traffic accident-related facial trauma is a frequent and significant cause of maxillofacial injury. The purpose of this study was to determine the natural history of traffic accident-related facial injuries in 846 patients over a 10-year period at a regional emergency center. The authors report a retrospective study of 846 patients with facial trauma from traffic accidents. The medical records of these patients were reviewed and analyzed to determine clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of traffic accident-related facial trauma...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27397137/electronic-cigarette-explosion-associated-with-extensive-intraoral-injuries
#20
John K Brooks, Justin W Kleinman, Jeremy B Brooks, Mark A Reynolds
With the rise in popularity of usage of various electronic smoking devices, there have been increasing reports of explosions, often resulting in complex injuries to the head and neck. To promote the awareness of this new phenomenon, a case report is provided regarding an 18-year-old male who had an electronic cigarette explode in his mouth. He presented with severe damage to the anterior dentition (fractured teeth, avulsions, luxation), had fractured the premaxilla and anterior nasal spine, and sustained lacerations to the upper lip, labial mucosa, gingivae, tongue, hard palate, and facial skin...
April 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
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