Epidemiological profile of patients with facial bones fractures in a public hospital's State of Sergipe

José Aderval Aragão, Francisco Prado Reis, Gontran da Rocha Torres Froes Junior, Max Doria Costa

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological profile of fractures of facial bones in a hospital in the state of Sergipe, in the period 2004 to 2006, emphasizing the epidemiological data (age, gender, etiology, origin and fractured bones). Of the 263 medical records of patients diagnosed with fractures of facial bones, 85.17% were male and 14.83% female. The age group most and least affected was the 3rd and 7th decades of life respectively. The most common causes of fractures of facial bones were motorcycle accidents (22.81%), followed by interpersonal violence (14.44%), automobile accidents (8.36%) and cycling (7.60%). Of the 303 fractures of the mandible were the most common (39%), followed by fractures of the zygomatic bone (22%), maxillary (21%) and nasal (18%). We conclude that the main causes of fractures of facial bones, were the accidents caused by motorcycles and interpersonal violence.

Keywords


Health Profile; Facial Injuries; Fractures Bone; Jaw Fractures; Facial Bones



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.12619

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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