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Facial Trauma

Facial trauma

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma consists of a range of injuries to areas of the face that normally require emergency treatment. It can involve damage to bones, soft tissue or skin and can be the result of lacerations, burns, fractures, bruising to any part of the face, including the eyes.


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.

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