SLOW AND STEADY HEALS THE FACE ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ A CASE OF AN EXENSIVE SOFT TISSUE TRAUMA
Dr. Udupikrishna M. Joshi, *Dr. Kundan Shah, Dr. Satishkumar G. Patil and Dr. Aaisha Siddiqui
Traumatic soft tissue injuries are commonly encountered in the emergency department by the maxillofacial surgeon either alone or in combination with bone injuries. Although seldom life threatening, they result in functional and cosmetic defects which are extremely disfiguring and negatively impact the emotional well being of the patient. Here we present a case of a driver who encountered a serious life threatening injury to his face due to Road Traffic accident presented to the casualty with injuries so extensive that the immediate prognosis was deemed to be poor. However after three long months of aggressive use of antibiotics and meticulous care of his wounds, he was discharged from the hospital with a reasonably good outcome, thanks to the wonders of the healing capacity of the human body which was synergistically helped by the treatment rendered to him.
Keywords: Traumatic Soft Tissue Injuries, Functional and Cosmetic Defects, Road Traffic Accident, Healing Capacity.
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