MAXILLOFACIAL INJURIES AMONG THE CHILDREN: A REVIEW
Abhishek Kumar, *Mamit Kumar, Sambhav Jain, Jyoti Memoalia, Geetinderpreet Kaur and Amit Kumar
The pediatric population sustains 1 to 14.7% of all facial fractures. The incidence of other systemic injury concomitant to facial trauma is significant (10.4-88%). The management of the pediatric patient with maxillofacial injury should take into consideration, the differences in anatomy and physiology between children and adults, the presence of concomitant injury, the particular stage in growth and development (anatomic, physiologic and psychological), and the specific injuries and anatomic sites that the injuries affect. The greatest concern when treating the pediatric patient is the effect of the injury or treatment on growth and development. This is both anatomically and psychologically important and may have various effects on management for the different stages of psychological development.
Keywords: Soft Tissue Injuries, Maxillofacial Injuries, Pediatric Trauma.
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