Accepted paper:

An anatomy: prime need for managing and understanding pediatric facial fractures

Authors:

Ajitpal Singh Rakhra (Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital)

Paper short abstract:

Pediatric maxillofacial trauma is a unique and highly specialized area of traumatology as a child’s face has protective anatomical features, growth consideration, higher cranial to facial skeleton size, softer and more elastic bones, protective thick soft tissues etc. Overall facial fractures in the children comprises less than 15% of all the facial fractures inspite of their increased supervised and non supervised physical activity as compared to adults. Present study is insight to pediatric traumatology whereby bilateral green stick fracture of condyle is used as means to discuss the incidence, anatomic consideration, management and review of literature regarding the same. It is concluded that the unique understanding of anatomical conepts, growth consideration and healing pattern is required while managing the pediatric facial fractures.

Paper long abstract:

Pediatric maxillofacial trauma is a unique and highly specialized area of traumatology as a child's face has protective anatomical features, growth consideration, higher cranial to facial skeleton size, softer and more elastic bones, protective thick soft tissues etc. Overall facial fractures in the children comprises less than 15% of all the facial fractures inspite of their increased supervised and non supervised physical activity as compared to adults. Present study is insight to pediatric traumatology whereby bilateral green stick fracture of condyle is used as means to discuss the incidence, anatomic consideration, management and review of literature regarding the same. It is concluded that the unique understanding of anatomical conepts, growth consideration and healing pattern is required while managing the pediatric facial fractures.

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