Long-term physical impairment and functional outcomes after complex facial fractures.

@article{Girotto2001LongtermPI,
  title={Long-term physical impairment and functional outcomes after complex facial fractures.},
  author={John A. Girotto and Ellen Mackenzie and Clare Fowler and Richard A Redett and Bradley Robertson and Paul N. Manson},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={312-27}
}
To develop an understanding of the expected functional outcomes after facial trauma, a retrospective cohort study of patients with complex facial fractures was conducted. A cohort of adults aged 18 to 55 years who were admitted to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center between July of 1986 and July of 1994 for treatment of a Le Fort midface fracture (resulting from blunt force) was retrospectively identified. Outcomes of interest included measures of general health status and psychosocial well… CONTINUE READING