- Mandibular trauma: a two-centre study
- International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Volume | Issue number
- 44 | 8
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
The aims of this study were to assess and compare epidemiological data on mandibular fractures from two European centres and to perform a review of the literature. Between 2001 and 2010, a total of 752 patients with a total of 1167 mandibular fractures were admitted to a hospital in Turin, and 245 patients with a total of 434 mandibular fractures were admitted to a hospital in Amsterdam. The mean age in Turin was 34.8 years and in Amsterdam was 32 years. The age group 20-29 years showed the highest incidence of mandibular fractures in both centres. The fractures were mainly the result of assaults, in agreement with several articles in the recent literature, followed by falls. The continuous long-term and multicentre collection of data on the epidemiology of maxillofacial trauma is important because it provides the information necessary for the development of preventative measures aimed at reducing the incidence of facial injuries.
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