Topics Discussed: craniofacial injuries; dental trauma; facial injuries; maxillofacial injury trauma.
Sections: Mechanisms, Diagnoses and Treatment, Temperomandibular Joint Trauma, Dento-Alveolar Injuries, Prevention of Tooth Injuries, References.
Excerpt:"Oral injuries account for 30% of sports injuries and each athlete participating in a contact/collision sport has a 10% chance of such an injury.1 Intrusive displacement of the anterior teeth as a result of falls is the most common injury in children with primary dentition, whereas fractures of the crown are the most common injuries in adolescents and adults.110 More than half of dental injuries involve maxillary incisors. The highest incidence of oral injuries has been reported in baseball and biking.110 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry definitions of dento-alveolar injuries are summarized Table 33-1...."
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