For citation purposes: Motamedi MHK, Ebrahimi A, Shams A. Current trends in the management of maxillofacial gunshot injuries: a critical review. Annals of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 Feb 01;1(1):8.

Critical review

 
Traumatology

Current trends in the management of maxillofacial gunshot injuries: a critical review

MHK Motamedi, A Ebrahimi, A Shams
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University, Tehran, Iran

(2) Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

* Corresponding author Email: motamedical@yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction

Firearm injuries continue to be a major public health problem. Herein, we review and evaluate the current trends in the management of maxillofacial gunshot injuries.

Conclusion

Ease of reduction and fixation of fractures, easier restoration of occlusion, prevention of contracture and displacement, ability to reduce displaced or avulsed teeth, early mandibular mobilization, less scarring, less anxiety and shorter hospital stay are among the many benefits associated with comprehensive definitive management of maxillofacial gunshot injuries.

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