Causes of Facial Trauma
Facial trauma can be caused by accidents, falls or sports injuries. The umbrella medical term for facial injuries is maxillofacial trauma. It can cause disfigurement and loss of function and treatment pathways will depend on the extent and complexity of the injuries.
There can also be significant psychological impact from facial trauma
There are 14 main bones in the face which are, in many parts, fragile and easily compromised. Reconstruction protocols are likely to involve specialists from different disciplines.
Treatment of Facial Trauma
Consultants will examine facial structures and use X-rays, CT and MRI scans to determine the extent of the trauma.
The hospital’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experienced at repairing complex facial trauma that impact the jaw, eye sockets and other bones in the face as well as the soft tissue and nerve damage caused by lacerations. They are also skilled in selecting the optimum treatment pathways and rehabilitation programmes to ensure that all the physical and emotional aspects of facial trauma are considered.