n South African Journal of Surgery - Prospective audit of mandibular fractures at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital : maxillofacial surgery
|Article Title||Prospective audit of mandibular fractures at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital : maxillofacial surgery|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||J. Desai, J. F. Lownie and P. Cleaton-Jones|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||122 - 126|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
Objective. This study was a prospective cross-sectional clinical audit of patients with mandibular fractures at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
Methods. Between 1 March and 31 August 2004, patients with mandibular fractures seen by one clinician had their details recorded.
Results. The female:male ratio of the study sample of 133 patients was 1:6. Seventy-seven per cent were aged 20 - 39 years. Most fractures (86%) were the result of interpersonal violence, and 65% were alcohol-associated. Open reduction (75%) was the most common treatment.
Conclusion. This study had the highest interpersonal violence and open reduction rates of all the studies reviewed.
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