An analysis of mandibular fractures in Dundee, Scotland (1977 to 1985)

M. Adi, G.R. Ogden, D.M. Chisholm

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    A retrospective study was undertaken to assess mandibular fractures presenting over the period 1977-1985 in Dundee, Scotland. The data collected included age, sex, aetiology, month in which injury occurred, anatomical site of fracture, associated maxillofacial trauma and treatment modalities. The majority of fractures were sustained by males in the age group 20 to 29 years. Assault was the major cause of trauma followed by falls and road traffic accidents. The posterior body region was found to be the most common fracture site in the mandible. The level of such trauma has more than doubled, since a similar study was undertaken between the years 1961 to 1970.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-199
    Number of pages6
    JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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