Children who sustain maxillofacial trauma are a special group. Compared with adults there are important differences that need to be taken into consideration when managing them. Depending on age, the differences vary, and include the small size of bones, primary or mixed dentition, potential for growth, developing tooth germs, and the co-operation of the patient. It is estimated that 1% of facial fractures occur in patients younger than 5 years old.
- Iatrou I.
- Theologie-Lygidakis N.
- Tzerbos F.
Surgical protocols and outcome for the treatment of maxillofacial fractures in children: 9 years’ experience.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2010; 38: 511-516
2We describe the fabrication of a stainless steel reinforced acrylic splint for a 3-year-old boy who sustained a fractured mandible.
- Blakey G.H.
- Ruiz R.L.
- Turvey T.
Management of facial fractures in the growing patient.
in: 3rd ed. Oral and maxillofacial trauma. vol. 2. WB Saunders, Philadelphia2004: 1003-1031
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- Surgical protocols and outcome for the treatment of maxillofacial fractures in children: 9 years’ experience.J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2010; 38: 511-516
- Management of facial fractures in the growing patient.in: 3rd ed. Oral and maxillofacial trauma. vol. 2. WB Saunders, Philadelphia2004: 1003-1031
Published online: January 05, 2012
Accepted: December 7, 2011
© 2011 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.