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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088089/the-traumatic-potential-of-a-projectile-shot-from-a-sling
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Igor Borovsky, Zvi Lankovsky, Leonid Kalichman, Victor Belkin
Herein, we analyze the energy parameters of stones of various weights and shapes shot from a sling and based on this data evaluate its traumatic potential. Four police officers proficient in the use of a sling participated in the trials. The following projectile types, shot using an overhead technique at a target 100m away were: round steel balls of different sizes and weights (24mm, 57g; 32mm, 135g; 38mm, 227g); different shaped stones weighing 100-150g and 150-200g and a golf ball (47g). Our data indicated that projectiles shot from unconventional weapons such as a sling, have serious traumatic potential for unprotected individuals and can cause blunt trauma of moderate to critical severity such as fractures of the trunk, limb, and facial skull bone, depending on the weight and shape of the projectile and the distance from the source of danger...
October 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065957/the-effect-of-educational-internships-on-medical-students-perceptions-of-plastic-surgery
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Andac Aykan, Engin Kurt, Sedat Avsar, Muhitdin Eski, Serdar Ozturk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery educational internships on medical students' perceptions of the scope of plastic surgery. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey, from 2012 to 2013, and comprised 4th-, 5th- and 6th-year medical students. Students were given a questionnaire consisting of 28 questions related to maxillofacial and upper and lower extremity medical conditions, and skin, aesthetic and congenital anomalies...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061357/characteristics-of-alcohol-related-facial-fractures
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Kai Lee, Michael Qiu
PURPOSE: Excessive indulgence in alcohol is a key causative factor in facial fractures especially in settings of interpersonal violence (IPV) and motor vehicle accidents. This study aims to explore characteristics of alcohol-involved facial fractures in the state of Victoria, Australia, over a 10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed data from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset between 2004 and 2014; the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset is a standardized database reported by all Victorian hospitals for every admission...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060100/radiovisiography-a-simplified-nasal-bone-radiographic-imaging-tool
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Pandurangan Harikrishnan
Nasal fractures account for approximately 50% of all facial fractures. Although nasal fractures are the most common facial fracture, they often go unnoticed by physicians and patients. A simple radiographic imaging of the isolated nasal bone can be done by RadioVisioGraphy dental imaging system with high resolution and less radiation.
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054794/full-mouth-implant-rehabilitation-with-monolithic-zirconia-benefits-and-limitations
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Sarah Amin, Hans-Peter Weber, Yukio Kudara, Panos Papaspyridakos
As increased chipping rates have been reported with porcelain-fused-to-zirconia fixed dental prostheses, monolithic zirconia has been introduced in an effort to reduce the technical complications associated with bilayered ceramics. This clinical report illustrates the steps for achieving full-mouth implant rehabilitation with monolithic zirconia prostheses and minimal facial porcelain veneering. The benefits and limitations of this technique are also discussed. The incisal edges and occluding surface areas comprised monolithic zirconia to reduce the possibility of breakage and improve the esthetic outcome...
January 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043681/long-term-outcome-of-interdisciplinary-management-of-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-receiving-daily-glucocorticoid-treatment
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Brenda L Wong, Irina Rybalsky, Karen C Shellenbarger, Cuixia Tian, Mary A McMahon, Meilan M Rutter, Hemant Sawnani, John L Jefferies
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical outcomes and steroid side effects in a cohort of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treated with long-term daily glucocorticoid therapy. Although daily glucocorticoid therapy has been shown to extend ambulatory function in DMD, less frequent dosing is often used because of side effect concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of 97 patients with DMD aged 10 to <16 years treated with daily glucocorticoid (89% on deflazacort) for a mean of 8...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038736/-bone-cement-implant-as-an-alternative-for-orbital-floor-reconstruction-a-case-report
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Enrique Vargas-Solalinde, Marisol E Huichapa-Padilla, Daniel Garza-Cantú, Víctor H Reyna-Martínez, Julio Alatorre-Ricardo, Juan Luis González-Treviño
BACKGROUND: The management of orbitary fractures is one of the most challenging in facial trauma; the variety of reconstruction materials for its treatment is broad and is constantly improving, but despite this there is no consensus for its use or literature that sustains it. OBJECTIVE: To present the use and design of a preformed bone implant as an alternative for the reconstruction of orbital floor fractures in the pediatric age group. CLINICAL CASE: A 7-year old male who suffered a right hemifacial contusion trauma with clinical and tomographic diagnosis of right pure blowout type orbital floor fracture with inferior rectus muscle entrapment and right post-traumatic palpebral ptosis...
December 27, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034444/improvement-in-imaging-common-temporal-bone-pathologies-at-3-t-mri-small-structures-benefit-from-a-small-field-of-view
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M Schulze, K Reimann, A Seeger, U Klose, U Ernemann, T K Hauser
AIM: To compare image quality and evaluate its clinical importance in common temporal bone pathologies of a pTX-SPACE (parallel transmit [pTX] three-dimensional turbo spin-echo with variable flip angle [SPACE]) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence improved for spatial resolution to a standard-SPACE sequence exhibiting the same scan time at 3 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients were examined using a standard-SPACE and resolution improved pTX-SPACE sequence at 3 T MRI...
December 26, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027253/evidence-based-medicine-evaluation-and-treatment-of-zygoma-fractures
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Craig B Birgfeld, Gerhard S Mundinger, Joseph S Gruss
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Diagnose zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures from physical examination and radiographic findings. 2. Plan the necessary surgical approaches for operative treatment of zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures depending on severity. 3. Understand the three-dimensional anatomy of the orbit and zygomaticomaxillary complex and the importance of the zygomaticosphenoid suture along the lateral orbital sidewall...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027227/improving-results-in-closed-nasal-reduction-a-protocol-for-reducing-secondary-deformity
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Scott J Farber, Dennis C Nguyen, Rajiv P Parikh, Judy L Jang, Albert S Woo
BACKGROUND: Nasal fractures are the most common facial fracture. Improper reduction is a common occurrence, resulting in a residual deformity that requires secondary surgery. A treatment protocol for nasal fracture management is presented with the aim of reducing secondary deformities requiring corrective surgery. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective review of all closed nasal reductions performed by a single surgeon between 2006 and 2015 was conducted...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027188/lower-eyelid-complications-in-facial-fracture-surgery
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Erik Neovius, Sophie Clarliden, Filip Farnebo, Tor Kalle Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Facial fractures may lead to sequelae due to the trauma but also as a result of surgery. Complications to lower eyelid incisions include ectropion, scleral show, entropion, canthal malposition, and lid edema. The aim of this study was to compare the occurrence of such complications depending on whether a subciliary or transconjunctival incision was used for surgical access. METHODS: All consecutive patients surgically treated for a facial fracture between June 2005 and December 2012 with a lower eyelid incision and a minimal follow-up of 6 months were included in this retrospective study...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024774/three-dimensional-virtual-surgery-simulation-assisted-asymmetric-bilateral-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis-for-a-patient-with-bilateral-condylar-fractures
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Myung-Jin Kim, Jihee Seo, Do-Keun Kim, Seung-Hak Baek
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to report a patient treated with 3-dimensional virtual-surgery simulation-assisted asymmetric bilateral mandibular distraction osteogenesis. METHODS: A boy (age, 9.5 years) had mandibular hypoplasia and facial asymmetry, induced by bilateral condylar fractures at 4 years of age. The asymmetric bilateral mandibular distraction osteogenesis was planned to correct facial asymmetry and mandibular hypoplasia. The 3-dimensional virtual-surgery simulation results were 11 mm of horizontal distraction on the right side and 4...
January 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005813/the-effect-of-local-rosuvastatin-on-mandibular-fracture-healing
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Akif Türer, Mustafa Cenk Durmuşlar, Ismail Şener, Ahmet Ferhat Misir, Mehmet Emin Önger
Mandibular fracture is the most common injury seen in facial fractures and plays an important role for oral and maxillofacial surgery department. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential of the local administration of rosuvastatin (RSV) on mandibular fracture healing in rats. Thirty-two rats were divided into 4 groups: group C-14 (control), group R-14, group C-28 (control), and group R-28. A unilateral standard vertical osteotomy was performed right side of the mandibula extending from the tooth to the mandibular basis for each animal...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005765/functional-reconstruction-in-mandibular-avulsion-injuries
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Yoav Leiser, Dekel Shilo, Amir Wolff, Adi Rachmiel
The present report describes the planning and surgery as well as pitfalls and management of a patient with a near total mandibular avulsion injury that was rehabilitated using three-dimensional (3D) laser printing of a titanium lower jaw. Laser-sintering involves zapping layers of powdered metal to recreate a 3D implantable skeletal defect. The process involves using either mirror imaging of the unaffected side or using archival image database of healthy individuals. A 25-year-old man presented with a gunshot injury that left him with a near total avulsed mandible...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005755/management-of-zygomatic-fractures-in-young-patients-technical-modifications-for-aesthetic-and-functional-results
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Antonio Cortese, Giuseppe D'Alessio, Sergio Brongo, Maurizio Gargiulo, Pier Paolo Claudio
INTRODUCTION: The zygomaticomaxillary complex is very vulnerable to injury because of its intrinsically prominent convexity. There are 2 different surgical approaches for the therapy of these fractures: closed reduction and open reduction. In the open reduction 2 or 3 fixation points with related incisions are usually necessary in dislocated fractures: osteosynthesis must be performed starting from zygomaticofrontal suture when dislocated at this site, followed by zygomatic body fixation on the anterior sinus wall, anterior orbital floor margin fixation, and finally orbital floor reconstruction in case of eye globe dislocation with diplopia...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003917/frontal-mucocele-following-previous-facial-trauma-with-hardware-reconstruction
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Megan EuDaly, Chadd K Kraus
Mucoceles are cysts that can develop after facial bone fractures, especially those involving the frontal sinuses. Despite being rare, mucoceles can result in serious delayed sequelae. We present a case of a frontal mucocele that developed two years after extensive facial trauma following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) and review the emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment of mucocele. Early recognition, appropriate imaging, and an interdisciplinary approach are essential for managing these rare sequelae of facial trauma...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002220/postoperative-computed-tomography-for-articular-fractures-a-systematic-review
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Samantha Stott, Zsolt J Balogh
OBJECTIVES: To determine the current published patterns of computed tomography (CT) use postoperatively in peri-articular fractures and identify those populations whereby postoperative CT changes management or results in better clinical outcomes. DATA SOURCES: Systematic review of MEDLINE and Cochrane using a combination of key words, including fracture fixation, fracture healing, and computed tomography. The final update search was performed on May 20, 2015. The search was limited to English language publications of human studies from the past 20 years...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996092/maxillofacial-injuries-among-national-collegiate-athletic-association-ncaa-athletes-2004-to-2014
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Stephen R Chorney, Lindsay Sobin, Parul Goyal, Amar C Suryadevara
OBJECTIVE: Participation in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports increases annually, yet the risk of maxillofacial injuries among these athletes is unknown. We report the incidence and trends in maxillofacial injuries among NCAA athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of the NCAA Injury Surveillance System (ISS) representing athletes from seven men's and eight women's sports across Divisions 1, 2, and 3. Incidence of maxillofacial injuries by sport, gender, anatomic location, and injuries requiring surgery were measured...
December 20, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994395/lower-eyelid-retraction-repair-with-resorbable-polydioxanone-implants
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Adel H Alsuhaibani, Yasser H Al-Faky
PURPOSE: To report a unique technique to repair lower eyelid retraction using resorbable polydioxanone implants. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, consecutive, nonrandomized interventional case series. Patients with lower eyelid retraction after trauma repaired facial fracture, thyroid eye disease, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and long-standing facial palsy were treated with middle lamellar spacer using absorbable polydioxanone implant. All patients were recruited from the King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981993/facial-fractures-in-football-incidence-site-and-mechanism-of-injury
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'...the headgear is for the protection of the opposing player...' and not necessarily for the player wearing it.
December 16, 2016: British Dental Journal
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