The Pattern of Facial Injury among Foreign Travelers in Bali: A Retrospective Study

Riasa, Nyoman P. and Parama, Ardhy and Budiapsari, Putu Indah and Oki Lestari, Desak Putu (2020) The Pattern of Facial Injury among Foreign Travelers in Bali: A Retrospective Study. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences. ISSN 1857-9655

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BACKGROUND: Injury, especially road traffic accident caused injury, was the most cause of death in international traveler worldwide. Estimated more than 1 million people deaths and become disability after injury. Facial fracture was the most common injury in plastic surgery division among international traveler. AIM: This study is aimed to describe the pattern of facial fracture among foreign travelers in Bali to provide prompt prevention and treatment. METHODS: The retrospective study was did using the medical record, imaging analysis including computed tomographies and conventional radiographs of 126 cases of facial fracture from the period of January 2009 to September 2012. The patterns of facial fractures were divided into four main categories of craniofacial, maxillofacial, nasal, and mandibulofacial. RESULTS: The result showed that fractures involving nasal region were the most common (n = 65, 51.6%) followed by midface region (n = 58, 46.0%), craniofacial (n = 50, 39.7%), and mandibulofacial (n = 20, 15.9%), respectively. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded, nasal fracture and midfacial fracture were the most common type of facial fracture with the major cause of motor vehicle accidents.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institution of Research and Community Service (LP2M) > Medical Education
Depositing User: I Putu Astina
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 03:32
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 03:32

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