Have the causes of maxillofacial fractures changed over the last 16 years in Finland? An epidemiological study of 725 fractures.

@article{Kontio2005HaveTC,
  title={Have the causes of maxillofacial fractures changed over the last 16 years in Finland? An epidemiological study of 725 fractures.},
  author={Risto K. Kontio and Riitta Suuronen and Heikki Ponkkonen and Christian Lindqvist and Pekka Laine},
  journal={Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
A retrospective study was undertaken to assess causes of maxillofacial fractures in Helsinki in 1981 and 1997. Hospital records of 725 patients were analyzed according to several factors including age, sex, cause of fracture and time of the injury. The time intervals between the accident and hospital examination were also evaluated. Number of maxillofacial fractures was 318 in 1981 and 407 in 1997 (27.9% increase) and most patients were men. The male to female ratio was 2.8:1 in 1981, 3:1 in… CONTINUE READING

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