Retrospective analysis of 1502 patients with facial fractures.

  title={Retrospective analysis of 1502 patients with facial fractures.},
  author={seiji Iida and Mikihiko Kogo and Tsutomu Sugiura and Takashi Mima and Tokuzo Matsuya},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={30 4},
A total of 1502 patients with facial fractures treated between 1981 and 1996 were retrospectively analysed. The male: female ratio was 2.8:1 and the largest subgroup of patients was between 10 and 29 years of age. The most common cause of injury was traffic accidents (52%) involving motorcycles, bicycles or automobiles. Other common causes included, in descending order, falls (16.6%), assaults (15.5%) and sports (9.7%). Isolated mandibular fractures were most common (56.9%), followed by… CONTINUE READING