2020
DOI: 10.31729/jnma.4567
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Abstract: Introduction: Maxillofacial injury is one of the commonest causes of surgery performed by anoral and maxillofacial surgeon. Socioeconomic conditions, cultural variation, age, and genderaffect the etiology of the injury. The study is aimed to find the prevalence of facial injury that isoperated by the oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the College of Medical Sciences and TeachingHospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, a tertiary hospital. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed using the chart fr… Show more

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“…Patients suffering trauma from RTA had the highest median age among the causes of trauma, with 68% of all RTA‐related fractures in the adolescent group (Table 1). In addition, RTA was the main cause of maxillofacial paediatric fractures in all African and Asian centres, ranging from 42% to 69% (Table 2), in agreement with several studies 11,13,27,36–38 . As reported previously, a reason for the high rate of this type of injury in developing countries may be the widespread use of motorcycles and badly maintained roads, but most importantly the lack of enforcement and implementation of road rules and policies 37 .…”
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confidence: 87%
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“…Patients suffering trauma from RTA had the highest median age among the causes of trauma, with 68% of all RTA‐related fractures in the adolescent group (Table 1). In addition, RTA was the main cause of maxillofacial paediatric fractures in all African and Asian centres, ranging from 42% to 69% (Table 2), in agreement with several studies 11,13,27,36–38 . As reported previously, a reason for the high rate of this type of injury in developing countries may be the widespread use of motorcycles and badly maintained roads, but most importantly the lack of enforcement and implementation of road rules and policies 37 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 87%
“…In addition, RTA was the main cause of maxillofacial paediatric fractures in all African and Asian centres, ranging from 42% to 69% (Table 2 ), in agreement with several studies. 11 , 13 , 27 , 36 , 37 , 38 As reported previously, a reason for the high rate of this type of injury in developing countries may be the widespread use of motorcycles and badly maintained roads, but most importantly the lack of enforcement and implementation of road rules and policies. 37 In contrast, lower incidences of RTA‐related fractures in developed countries are related to the strict application of safety policies, including the mandatory use of seatbelts, motorcycle helmets and child restraints.…”
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confidence: 88%