Fractures of the facial skeleton in Greece. A retrospective study covering 1791 cases in 10 years.

@article{Zachariades1983FracturesOT,
  title={Fractures of the facial skeleton in Greece. A retrospective study covering 1791 cases in 10 years.},
  author={Nicholas Zachariades and Dimitrios Papavassiliou and I Papademetriou and I Koundouris},
  journal={Journal of maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={142-4}
}
1791 fractures of the facial skeleton covering 10 years are reviewed. There was a 3:1 male/female relationship and the majority of the cases involved the 11 to 30 years old group. Road traffic accidents by far (58%) outnumber any other cause for the injury. 56.03% of the cases arrived from the greater Athens area, which is inhabited by 40% of the population of the country. There were 1.5 fractures per patient and in the majority of the cases (78%) the mandible was involved.