Alternate Names : Maxillofacial injury, Midface trauma, Facial injury, LeFort injuries
Facial trauma is any injury of the face and upper jaw bone (maxilla).
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Blunt or penetrating trauma can cause injury to the area of the face that includes the upper jaw (maxilla). Common causes of injury to the face include:
- Automobile accidents
- Penetrating injuries
Review Date : 8/6/2009
Reviewed By : Alan Lipkin, MD, Otolargyngologist, private practice, Denver, CO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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