Abhay Datarkar, Sameer Shaikh, Amit Bhawalkar*, Subodh Purohit and Archana Desphpande
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College & Hospital, Government Medical College Campus, IndiaFulltext PDF
Aim: The main aim of this study is to check broadly the effects of treatment delay on outcomes in the management of facial fractures.
Methodology: A prospective observational study of all patients with panfacial fractures operated during 1-year period (January 2018 to January 2019) was performed. A total of 70 such patients were identified. The timing between injury, day of operation and the reasons for delay were recorded.
Results: The most common cause of trauma was road traffic accident 45 patients (64.28%) and assault in 25 patients (35.71%). Intracranial injury/hemorrhage 35 (50%) was the most common reason for delay of the operation of facial fractures. The time to repair ranged from 0 days to 33 days, with a mean of 6.7 days and median of 5 days.
Conclusion: Delay in treatment of panfacial trauma cases affects the final outcome of treatment as well as the recovery period.
Panfacial fractures; Trauma; Injury; Treatment; Treatment outcome
Datarkar A, Shaikh S, Bhawalkar A, Purohit S, Desphpande A. Effect of Treatment Timing on the Outcome of Panfacial Fractures at Tertiary Care Centre - A Longitudinal Study. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021; 4(7): 1149..