Head Protective Devices
Wounds and Injuries
Facial Nerve Diseases
Non-fatal injuries sustained by seatbelt wearers: a comparative study. (1/169)The injuries sustained by 969 drivers and front-seat passengers in road-traffic accidents were studied. Altogether 196 (20-2%) of the drivers and passengers were wearing seat belts and 773 (79-8%) were not. The injuries among the two groups differed greatly in both severity and distribution. A total of 54 (27-6%) of the seatbelt wearers sustained one or more fractures compared with 300 (38-8%) of the non-wearers, and 18 (9-2%) of the seatbelt wearers were severely injured compared with 300 (38-8%) of the non-wearers. Soft-tissue injuries to the face were sustained by only 29 (14-8%) of the seatbelt wearers compared with 425 (55%) of the non-wearers. Since wearing seatbelts may become compulsory, the type and pattern of injuries to be expected in wearers should be appreciated. (+info)
Injury rates in Shotokan karate. (2/169)OBJECTIVE: To document the injury rate in three British Shotokan karate championships in consecutive years. In these tournaments strict rules governed contact, with only "light" or "touch" contact allowed. Protective padding for the head, hands, or feet was prohibited. METHODS: Prospective recording of injuries resulting from 1770 bouts in three national competitions of 1996, 1997, and 1998. Details of ages and years of karate experience were also obtained. RESULTS: 160 injuries were sustained in 1770 bouts. The overall rate of injury was 0.09 per bout and 0.13 per competitor. 91 (57%) injuries were to the head. The average age of those injured was 22 years, with an average of nine years of experience in karate. CONCLUSIONS: The absence of protective padding does not result in higher injury rates than in most other series of Shotokan karate injuries. Strict refereeing is essential, however, to maintain control and minimise contact. (+info)
Risk factors for spread of primary adult onset blepharospasm: a multicentre investigation of the Italian movement disorders study group. (3/169)OBJECTIVES: Little is known about factors influencing the spread of blepharospasm to other body parts. An investigation was carried out to deterrmine whether demographic features (sex, age at blepharospasm onset), putative risk, or protective factors for blepharospasm (family history of dystonia or tremor, previous head or face trauma with loss of consciousness, ocular diseases, and cigarette smoking), age related diseases (diabetes, hypertension), edentulousness, and neck or trunk trauma preceding the onset of blepharospasm could distinguish patients with blepharospasm who had spread of dystonia from those who did not. METHODS: 159 outpatients presenting initially with blepharospasm were selected in 16 Italian Institutions. There were 104 patients with focal blepharospasm (mean duration of disease 5.3 (SD 1.9) years) and 55 patients in whom segmental or multifocal dystonia developed (mainly in the cranial cervical area) 1.5 (1.2) years after the onset of blepharospasm. Information was obtained from a standardised questionnaire administered by medical interviewers. A Cox regression model was used to examine the relation between the investigated variables and spread. RESULTS: Previous head or face trauma with loss of consciousness, age at the onset of blepharospasm, and female sex were independently associated with an increased risk of spread. A significant association was not found between spread of dystonia and previous ocular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, neck or trunk trauma, edentulousness, cigarette smoking, and family history of dystonia or tremor. An unsatisfactory study power negatively influenced the validity and accuracy of the negative findings relative to diabetes, neck or trunk trauma, and cigarette smoking. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this exploratory study confirm that patients presenting initially with blepharospasm are most likely to experience some spread of dystonia within a few years of the onset of blepharospasm and suggest that head or face trauma with loss of consciousness preceding the onset, age at onset, and female sex may be relevant to spread. The suggested association between edentulousness and cranial cervical dystonia may be apparent because of the confounding effect of both age at onset and head or face trauma with loss of consciousness. The lack of influence of family history of dystonia on spread is consistent with previous findings indicating that the inheritance pattern is the same for focal and segmental blepharospasm. (+info)
Epistaxis: study of aetiology, site and side of bleeding. (4/169)The present study comprises 300 cases of epistaxis. The analysis of these cases revealed a higher incidence in young males. Unilateral bleeding was seen in almost 60% each of indoor and outdoor cases. Litte's area was the most common site responsible for epistaxis in 28.8% of the indoor and 26.2% of the outdoor patients. Hypertension was the most common systemic cause among indoor patients (62.2%) and sickle cell disorder among the outdoor patients (37.5%). Atrophic rhinitis with myiasis was the local cause of epistaxis in maximum (27%) of the indoor patients and traumatic epistaxis was the commonest cause (33%) among outdoor patients-fingernail trauma in 75.9% of them. Idiopathic epistaxis contributed for 16.5% indoor and 26.1% of outdoor cases. Intractable epistaxis was seen in one case following accidental facial trauma. (+info)
Acceptability of baseball face guards and reduction of oculofacial injury in receptive youth league players. (5/169)GOALS: To assess the relative injury reduction effect and acceptability of face guards on batter's helmets. METHODS: A non-randomized prospective cohort study among 238 youth league baseball teams in Central and Southern Indiana during the 1997 season. Coaches, parents, and players were asked to respond to pre-season and post-season questionnaires. Approximately one half of the teams were supplied with face guard helmets (intervention); all others used this protection at their discretion (comparison). RESULTS: Parents, players, and coaches on the intervention teams reported a reduction in the incidence of oculofacial injuries compared with comparison team respondents (p=0.04). There was no reported adverse effect of face guard use on player performance. CONCLUSIONS: Helmet face guards should be required for batters to prevent facial injuries in baseball. (+info)
Treating traumatic tattoo by micro-incision. (6/169)OBJECTIVE: To design a micro-incision operation for treating traumatic tattoo. METHODS: With an 11-gauge blade, a micro-incision was made on each side of the small tattoo spot and the tattoo skin was removed. For a longer tattoo particle, a longer incision was needed. The skin incision was sutured with 6-0 silk. For a complex tattoo, dermabrasion could be used first to remove the superficial one so as to expose the deep one which was removed in the same way as mentioned above. When there was a large number of tattoo particles, many operations were needed. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were treated by this method with good to excellent result. CONCLUSION: Micro-incision for treating traumatic tattoo is an effective method. (+info)
Incidence of injury in amateur rugby league sevens. (7/169)OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence, site, and nature of injuries sustained in amateur rugby league sevens tournaments. METHODS: A total of 168 players competing in three amateur rugby league sevens tournaments were studied. All injuries sustained during matches were recorded. Information recorded included the name of the injured player and the time, cause, anatomical site, and nature of the injury. RESULTS: The incidence of injury was 283.5 per 1000 playing hours. Some 40% (113.4 per 1000 playing hours) of all injuries sustained were to the lower limb (chi(2) = 5.3, df = 1, p<0.05). Contusions were the most common type of injury (113.4 per 1000 hours, 40%, chi(2) = 9.5, df = 4, p<0.05), with most (198.4 per 1000 hours, 70%, chi(2) = 31.5, df =4, p<0.001) occurring in physical collisions and tackles. An increasing injury incidence was observed over the first (99.2 per 1000 hours), second (198.4 per 1000 hours), third (347.2 per 1000 hours), and fourth (694.4 per 1000 hours) matches played during the tournaments (chi(2) = 9.2, df = 3, p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that amateur rugby league sevens tournaments, which require players to compete repeatedly on the same day, may hasten the onset of fatigue and predispose to injury. (+info)
Orthodontic facebows: safety issues and current management. (8/169)Some patients treated with extra-oral traction provided by simple elasticated materials and a standard facebow have experienced problems with the standard facebow coming out of the buccal tubes at night and the catapult effect of the extra-oral traction. The disengagement of the facebow at night has affected the success of treatment and occasionally injured the patient. This paper draws on material from a variety of papers and lists the known causes and considers the associated safety issues. It also provides some clinical tips and makes several suggestions for the continued use of this very useful form of additional orthodontic anchorage. (+info)
Some common types of facial injuries include:
1. Cuts and lacerations: These are open wounds that can be caused by sharp objects or broken glass.
2. Bruises and contusions: These are caused by blunt trauma and can lead to swelling and discoloration.
3. Fractures: Facial bones, such as the nasal bone, orbital bone, and jawbone, can be fractured due to trauma.
4. Eye injuries: The eyes can be injured due to trauma, such as blows to the head or foreign objects penetrating the eye.
5. Dental injuries: Teeth can be chipped, fractured, or knocked out due to trauma to the face.
6. Soft tissue injuries: The soft tissues of the face, including the skin, muscles, and ligaments, can be injured due to trauma.
7. Burns: Burns can occur on the face due to exposure to heat or chemicals.
8. Scars: Facial scars can be caused by burns, cuts, or other forms of trauma.
9. Nerve damage: The nerves of the face can be damaged due to trauma, leading to numbness, tingling, or weakness in the face.
10. Cosmetic injuries: Facial injuries can also affect the appearance of the face, leading to scarring, disfigurement, or loss of facial features.
Treatment for facial injuries depends on the severity and location of the injury. Mild injuries may be treated with self-care measures, such as ice packs, elevation of the head, and over-the-counter pain medications. More severe injuries may require medical attention, including stitches, casts, or surgery. It is important to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen over time, or if there are signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus.
The term "maxillofacial" refers to the bones of the skull and face, including the maxilla (the bone that forms the upper jaw), the zygoma (cheekbone), and the mandible (lower jaw). Injuries to these bones can be complex and may require specialized medical attention.
Maxillofacial injuries can range from mild to severe and may include:
1. Fractures of the skull or face bones
2. Soft tissue injuries (such as lacerations, bruises, or burns)
3. Injuries to the teeth, jaw, or tongue
4. Eye injuries
5. Nose and sinus injuries
6. Facial paralysis or nerve damage
7. Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Maxillofacial injuries can be caused by a variety of mechanisms, such as:
1. Blunt trauma (e.g., car accidents, falls, or sports injuries)
2. Penetrating injuries (e.g., gunshot wounds or stabbing injuries)
3. Blows to the head or face
4. Sports-related injuries (e.g., facial hits or falls)
5. Assault or violence
Treatment for maxillofacial injuries may involve a combination of medical and surgical interventions, such as:
1. Immobilization of broken bones with casts or splints
2. Repair of soft tissue lacerations or avulsions (tearing away of tissues)
3. Drainage of blood or fluid accumulation
4. Treatment of associated injuries, such as concussion or other forms of TBI
5. Reconstruction or repair of damaged facial structures (e.g., nose, jaw, or eye sockets)
6. Plastic surgery to restore form and function to the face
7. Dental procedures to repair damaged teeth or jaw structure
8. Antibiotics to prevent or treat infection
9. Pain management with medication and other therapies.
The specific treatment plan for a patient with a maxillofacial injury will depend on the severity and location of the injury, as well as the individual needs and medical history of the patient.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs or symptoms of a maxillofacial injury, such as:
1. Difficulty breathing or swallowing
2. Numbness or weakness in the face
3. Severe pain or tenderness in the head or face
4. Swelling or bruising of the face or neck
5. Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
6. Changes in vision or hearing
7. Cuts or lacerations to the face or mouth.
Orbital fractures can have serious consequences if left untreated, including vision loss, double vision, and eye movement restrictions. Treatment for orbital fractures typically involves immobilization of the affected eye with a splint or sling, as well as antibiotics to prevent infection. In some cases, surgery may be required to realign the bones of the orbit and restore proper function to the eye.
Some common types of orbital fractures include:
1. Zygomatic fracture: A break in the zygoma (cheekbone) that can affect the orbit.
2. Maxillary fracture: A break in the maxilla bone, which forms the upper jaw and eye socket.
3. Orbital blowout fracture: A break in the thin wall of the orbit that can cause damage to the eye and surrounding tissues.
4. Medial rectus fracture: A break in the muscle that controls lateral movement of the eye.
5. Infradial fracture: A break in the bone of the lower jaw that can affect the orbit.
Orbital fractures can be diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, imaging studies such as CT or MRI scans, and vision testing. Treatment for these fractures is typically individualized based on the severity and location of the break, as well as the patient's overall health and symptoms.
There are several different types of skull fractures, including:
1. Linear skull fractures: These are fractures that occur in a straight line and do not involve the brain.
2. Depressed skull fractures: These are fractures that cause the bone to be pushed inward, creating a depression in the skull.
3. Comminuted skull fractures: These are fractures that involve multiple pieces of bone breaking off and fragmenting.
4. Basilar skull fractures: These are fractures that occur at the base of the skull and can involve the brainstem or cranial nerves.
5. Cerebral edema: This is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain as a result of a head injury or other traumatic event.
6. Epidural hematoma: This is a collection of blood between the skull and the dura mater, which is the membrane that covers the brain.
7. Subdural hematoma: This is a collection of blood between the dura mater and the brain.
8. Intracerebral hematoma: This is a collection of blood within the brain tissue.
Skull fractures can be diagnosed using a variety of imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. Treatment for skull fractures may involve observation, medication, or surgery, depending on the severity of the injury and any other complications that may have arisen.
Complications of skull fractures can include:
1. Cerebral edema
2. Epidural hematoma
3. Subdural hematoma
4. Intracerebral hematoma
5. Brain contusion
6. Skull base fractures
7. Facial trauma
8. Sinus fractures
9. Orbital blowout fractures
10. Meningitis or sepsis.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately if any of the following symptoms are present:
1. Severe headache
2. Confusion or disorientation
3. Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
4. Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
5. Vision changes, such as double vision or blurred vision
6. Difficulty with balance or coordination
7. Seizures or convulsions
9. Stiff neck
10. Loss of consciousness or coma.
In medical terms, craniocerebral trauma is defined as any injury that affects the skull, brain, or both, as a result of an external force. This can include fractures of the skull, intracranial hemorrhages (bleeding inside the skull), and diffuse axonal injuries (DAI), which are tears in the fibers of the brain.
Craniocerebral trauma can be classified into two main categories: closed head injury and open head injury. Closed head injury occurs when the skull does not fracture, but the brain is still affected by the impact, such as from whiplash or shaking. Open head injury, on the other hand, involves a fracture of the skull, which can cause the brain to be exposed to the outside environment and increase the risk of infection.
Treatment for craniocerebral trauma depends on the severity of the injury and may include observation, medication, surgery, or a combination of these. In severe cases, craniocerebral trauma can lead to long-term cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments, and may require ongoing rehabilitation and support.
The main symptoms of facial paralysis are:
1. Weakness or numbness in the facial muscles
2. Drooping or sagging of one side of the face
3. Twitching or spasms in the facial muscles
4. Difficulty smiling, frowning, or expressing emotions
5. Difficulty closing the eye on the affected side
6. Dry mouth or difficulty swallowing
7. Pain or discomfort in the face or head.
The diagnosis of facial paralysis is based on a combination of clinical examination, imaging studies such as MRI or CT scans, and other tests to determine the underlying cause. Treatment options for facial paralysis depend on the underlying cause and may include medications, surgery, physical therapy, and other interventions to address any associated symptoms.
There are several types of facial paralysis, including:
1. Bell's palsy: A condition that causes weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face, usually due to nerve damage.
2. Facial spasm: A condition characterized by involuntary twitching or contractions of the facial muscles.
3. Hemifacial spasm: A condition that causes weakness or paralysis of half of the face due to nerve compression.
4. Trauma-related facial paralysis: Caused by injury or trauma to the face or head.
5. Tumor-related facial paralysis: Caused by a tumor that compresses or damages the nerves responsible for facial movement.
6. Stroke-related facial paralysis: Caused by a stroke that affects the nerves responsible for facial movement.
7. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
8. Infection-related facial paralysis: Caused by infections such as Lyme disease, meningitis, or encephalitis.
9. Post-viral facial paralysis: Caused by a viral infection that affects the nerves responsible for facial movement.
Treatment for facial paralysis depend on the underlying cause and may include medications, surgery, physical therapy, and other interventions to address any associated symptoms.
Acute wounds and injuries are those that occur suddenly and heal within a relatively short period of time, usually within a few days or weeks. Examples of acute wounds include cuts, scrapes, and burns. Chronic wounds and injuries, on the other hand, are those that persist over a longer period of time and may not heal properly, leading to long-term complications. Examples of chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and chronic back pain.
Wounds and injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, sports injuries, violence, and medical conditions such as diabetes or circulatory problems. Treatment for wounds and injuries depends on the severity of the injury and may include cleaning and dressing the wound, applying antibiotics, immobilizing broken bones, and providing pain management. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged tissues or restore function.
Preventive measures for wounds and injuries include wearing appropriate protective gear during activities such as sports or work, following safety protocols to avoid accidents, maintaining proper hygiene and nutrition to prevent infection, and seeking medical attention promptly if an injury occurs.
Overall, wounds and injuries can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, and it is important to seek medical attention promptly if symptoms persist or worsen over time. Proper treatment and management of wounds and injuries can help to promote healing, reduce the risk of complications, and improve long-term outcomes.
There are several different types of brain injuries that can occur, including:
1. Concussions: A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is jolted or shaken, often due to a blow to the head.
2. Contusions: A contusion is a bruise on the brain that can occur when the brain is struck by an object, such as during a car accident.
3. Coup-contrecoup injuries: This type of injury occurs when the brain is injured as a result of the force of the body striking another object, such as during a fall.
4. Penetrating injuries: A penetrating injury occurs when an object pierces the brain, such as during a gunshot wound or stab injury.
5. Blast injuries: This type of injury occurs when the brain is exposed to a sudden and explosive force, such as during a bombing.
The symptoms of brain injuries can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the location of the damage in the brain. Some common symptoms include:
* Dizziness or loss of balance
* Confusion or disorientation
* Memory loss or difficulty with concentration
* Slurred speech or difficulty with communication
* Vision problems, such as blurred vision or double vision
* Sleep disturbances
* Mood changes, such as irritability or depression
* Personality changes
* Difficulty with coordination and balance
In some cases, brain injuries can be treated with medication, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation. However, in more severe cases, the damage may be permanent and long-lasting. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if symptoms persist or worsen over time.
Some examples of Facial Nerve Diseases include:
* Bell's Palsy: A condition that causes weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of the face, often resulting in drooping or twitching of the eyelid and facial muscles.
* Facial Spasm: A condition characterized by involuntary contractions of the facial muscles, which can cause twitching or spasms.
* Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP): A rare disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord, leading to weakness and wasting of the muscles in the face, tongue, and throat.
* Parry-Romberg Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by progressive atrophy of the facial muscles on one side of the face, leading to a characteristic "smile" or "grimace."
* Moebius Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder that affects the nerves responsible for controlling eye movements and facial expressions.
* Trauma to the Facial Nerve: Damage to the facial nerve can result in weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles, depending on the severity of the injury.
These are just a few examples of Facial Nerve Diseases, and there are many other conditions that can affect the facial nerve and cause similar symptoms. A comprehensive diagnosis and evaluation by a healthcare professional is necessary to determine the specific underlying condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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- Fractures (broken bones), especially in the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw , are common facial injuries. (medlineplus.gov)
- More than one-third of patients with frontal sinus fractures are likely to have concomitant intracranial injury. (medscape.com)
- Orbital floor fractures: Injury to the orbital floor can result in an isolated fracture or can be accompanied by a medial wall fracture. (medscape.com)
- The most common facial injuries requiring emergency treatment are lacerations (44.3 percent), hematoma, avulsions, and contusions (41.8 percent), and fractures (12.7 percent). (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves, or the salivary glands). (drstrenta.com)
- Since a cast cannot be placed on the face, other means have been developed to stabilize facial fractures. (drstrenta.com)
- The treatment of facial fractures should be accomplished in a thorough and predictable manner. (drstrenta.com)
- 62.7% of participants had facial fractures. (bvsalud.org)
- the use of helmets was associated with a lower number of facial fractures among patients who were victims of motorcycle accidents . (bvsalud.org)
- Frontal sinus (FS) fractures account for 5-12% of all facial fractures. (medscape.com)
- In a retrospective study of pediatric facial fractures seen at an urban level 1 trauma center, Oleck et al reported that frontal sinus fractures were more frequently the product of falls than of other causes of injury. (medscape.com)
- Patients with frontal sinus (FS) fractures often have associated facial injuries or panfacial fractures. (medscape.com)
- Facial paralysis in a child is rare, and can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A majority of cases of facial paralysis in children resolve on their own, especially those resulting from a condition called Bell's palsy. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- For facial paralysis that does not get better, it is important to see a specialist promptly for the best chance of a good outcome. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- In assessing a child with facial paralysis, the doctor will take a detailed history to determine when symptoms appeared, the severity of the paralysis and whether one or both sides of the child's face are involved. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Depending on the cause and severity of a child's facial paralysis, non-surgical therapies may be sufficient to resolve the problem, including physical therapy and treatment with botulinum or steroid medication. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Facial paralysis can affect a child's ability to blink, resulting in dryness and potential damage to the eye. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- In addition to addressing the paralysis itself, the surgeon may suggest other facial plastic surgical procedures such as lifting the eyelid or the brow, which can help restore the child's visual field while restoring function and appearance. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A study by Cohn et al found that among residents of urban areas of the United States, maxillofacial trauma injuries are more likely to result from assault or sports participation than from MVAs or self-harm. (medscape.com)
- The statistics below provide additional insight into the severity and frequency of facial trauma injuries among nursing home residents. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- Of a total of 8500 patients with trauma injuries, 1332 were motorcyclists, with a male to female ratio of 15:1. (who.int)
- In March 2017, the journal JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery published a study analyzing the incidence of traumatic facial injuries in U.S. nursing home residents. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- Most traumatic facial injuries are suffered in fall accidents. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- The study reported that female residents are victims of traumatic fall injuries more than their male counterparts, accounting for about 65.1 percent of injuries requiring emergency treatment. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- The most common locations of traumatic facial injuries are nasal and orbital (eye). (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- More than 50% of patients with these injuries have multisystem trauma that requires coordinated management between emergency physicians and surgical specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and trauma surgery. (medscape.com)
- Facial injuries not only cause great pain but also can result in scarring and disfigurement that require cosmetic surgery, which is extremely expensive. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- We use facial reconstruction techniques that improve your results while making surgery and recovery easier on you. (rush.edu)
- Some common eye injuries, such as deep puncture wounds from accidents, could require immediate treatment or surgery to prevent permanent eye damage resulting in vision loss. (allaboutvision.com)
- Types of facial injuries can range from injuries to teeth to extremely severe injuries to the skin and bones of the face. (drstrenta.com)
- Nalliah et al, using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of 39.88 million total admissions in the United States, estimated a total of 21,244 hospitalizations that underwent a facial fracture reduction as the primary procedure. (medscape.com)
- The commonest musculoskeletal injury was fracture: tibial fracture with 509 cases (49.8%) comprised the largest proportion. (who.int)
- There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma, such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. (drstrenta.com)
- Allen Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Fort Worth construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Texas motorists sustain injuries in detrimental collisions every single day. (theplanodentist.com)
- Accidents at home can also result in serious injury to the face. (theplanodentist.com)
- the aim of the present study was to evaluate a possible relationship between the use of different types of helmets and the occurrence of facial injuries among victims of motorcycle accidents , seen at Hospital da Restauração, Recife/PE, Brazil . (bvsalud.org)
- much more serious than injuries sustained in car accidents. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. (medlineplus.gov)
- Most nursing home facial injuries are caused by structural housing and fixed items (57 percent), or occur during the transfer of residents to and from bed (22.6 percent). (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- A 2012 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that about 59 percent of resident injuries that occur in nursing homes are preventable. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- When soft tissue injuries, such as lacerations, occur on the face they are repaired by suturing. (drstrenta.com)
- Facial injuries occur all too often in the Dallas area. (theplanodentist.com)
- Conjunctivitis, periorbital edema, or upper respiratory tract involvement may occur along with facial contact dermatitis. (cdc.gov)
- many studies have demonstrated the benefits of helmet to prevent and reduce severity of injuries in motorcyclists . (bvsalud.org)
- The severity of bike crash injuries is due to the motorcyclist's lack of physical protection beyond clothing and a helmet (which is optional for riders over 18 years of age in South Dakota) and the absence of seatbelts on a motorcycle. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Dr. Strenta is a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations. (drstrenta.com)
- The potential for intracranial injuries , aesthetic deformities, and late mucocele formation is high. (medscape.com)
- Maxillofacial injuries are commonly encountered in the practice of emergency medicine. (medscape.com)
- An oral and maxillofacial specialist is thoroughly qualified to repair facial injuries. (drstrenta.com)
- Injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons . (theplanodentist.com)
- There were 28 fatalities and head injuries were the prominent cause of death. (who.int)
- A multicenter study from Italy, by Salzano et al, suggested that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic significantly affected the epidemiology and etiology of facial traumas. (medscape.com)
- This article reviews 16 cases of civilian gunshot injuries of the oro-facial region seen at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital , Calabar over a 5-year period and highlights the rising trend in the occurrence of gun shot injuries to the orofacial region as experienced in the south-south region of Nigeria . (bvsalud.org)
- This study has shown an increasing occurrence of gunshot injuries to the oro-facial region in our environment with males more affected than females . (bvsalud.org)
- Only injuries blindness. (who.int)
- Traffic accident injuries represent an important proportion of injury-related morbidity and mortality among young people . (who.int)
- The purpose of this study therefore was to describe the epidemiology of motorcycle rider injuries during 13 months trauma registration in Tehran. (who.int)
- The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a "hands on" experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient's long-term function and appearance. (drstrenta.com)
- The proper treatment of facial injuries is now the realm of specialists who are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the patient. (oralsurgeonstampa.com)
- If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, we can develop an effective treatment plan. (theplanodentist.com)
- There is no consensus in the literature about treatment of these injuries, especially about primary suture and prophylaxis of infectious diseases originating from the contact of the oral mucosa of these animals with the wound. (bvsalud.org)
- If you've suffered a facial or eye injury in a bike crash, you should see a doctor as soon as possible, not only to begin treatment right away but also to document the damage you've suffered as a result of your accident. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Even those who have dental insurance are likely to pay out of pocket for treatment of serious oral injuries. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- If you know something has scratched your eye, it's very important to see your eye doctor or an emergency room/urgent care center to seek treatment for your eye injury. (allaboutvision.com)
- The treatment goals are an accurate diagnosis, avoidance of short- and long-term complications, return of normal sinus function, and reestablishment of the premorbid facial contour. (medscape.com)
- The treating physician must have a concise algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries. (medscape.com)
- Even if you are wearing a helmet, if it doesn't have a face shield, you can still suffer very serious facial and dental injuries if your motorcycle is struck by a larger vehicle. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Isolated injuries to teeth are quite common and may require the expertise of various dental specialists. (drstrenta.com)
- If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth, or jaw, schedule a dental consultation with Isabella Mejia of The Plano Dentist . (theplanodentist.com)
- This issue features articles on e-scooter-related facial injuries, extensive subcutaneous emphysema, and dental tourism. (nature.com)
- Landing with your face on the road's surface or striking an object as you fall can also cause painful and expensive dental injuries. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Damage to this nerve can cause an inability to move one or both sides of the face, affecting a child's ability to convey emotion through facial expression, blink, speak and eat. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Some examples of this technique involve moving the hypoglossal nerve in the tongue, facial grafting and cross-facial grafting. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Remember also that infections from eye injuries such as scratches can originate from unexpected sources such as a baby's fingernails or tree branches. (allaboutvision.com)
Mechanism of injury1
- main mechanism of injury was a fist punch (80.00%), This was a cross- sectional study that lasted 2 years meanwhile, the major lesions observed were: bursting of (January 2013 - December 2014). (who.int)
- Physical examination helps in the diagnosis of specific epileptic syndromes that cause abnormal findings, such as dermatologic abnormalities (eg, patients with intractable generalized tonic-clonic seizures for years are likely to have injuries requiring stitches). (medscape.com)
- The frontal sinus (FS) is extremely resilient to injury. (medscape.com)
- Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect. (medlineplus.gov)
- Physical injuries caused by domestic animals are amongthemost common typesof injuries towhichmanisexposed. (bvsalud.org)
- The following guidelines are intended to equip street medics and health professionals to respond to some of the common injuries inflicted by police violence. (theanarchistlibrary.org)
- This guide to common eye injuries can help you determine your next step following an accident, especially if you are in an emergency situation. (allaboutvision.com)
- Remember also that common sense safety precautions such as wearing safety goggles or glasses may be your best approach to preventing eye injuries altogether and maintaining healthy vision for a lifetime. (allaboutvision.com)
- Injuries are the most common cause of death among people 1 to 34 years of age, a leading cause of disability and years of life lost, and a major contributor to health care costs . (who.int)
- Lower extremity injuries, which affect 32% to 80% of injured riders, are the most common outcomes of nonfatal motorcycle crashes [3,9]. (who.int)
- They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. (medlineplus.gov)
- In addition to causing extreme pain, such injuries can interfere with your ability to eat, drink, speak, or work for an extended period of time. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Our team of board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons performs surgeries that few others in the region can offer, such as complex cranioplasties and procedures to relieve facial pain. (rush.edu)
- Det Con Charlotte Thomas, of Blackpool CID, said: "This incident resulted in two people sustaining some serious injuries and I would appeal to anyone who came to the aid of the victims or who witnessed the assault to come forward and contact us. (lancs.live)
- demographic and trauma data were collected from hospitalized motorcycle accident victims with facial injuries from December 2020 to July 2021. (bvsalud.org)
- ocular injuries observed in women who were victims of 73.33% of men had higher level of education compared to domestic violence in Brazzaville. (who.int)
- Whatever your goals for the way you want to look and feel, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialize in the art and science of facial reconstruction. (rush.edu)
- Records of 16 patients with different types of gunshot injuries to the oro-facial region seen and treated at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital , Calabar between 2002 and 2006 were reviewed. (bvsalud.org)
- Data were obtained from the trauma registry which is a registry of all patients who sustained injury within 1 week prior to presentation to ERs and were hospitalized for more than 24 hours. (who.int)
- Serious facial injuries can affect the victim's ability to eat, breathe, and speak. (theplanodentist.com)
- Likewise, the Dallas workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to vital safety procedures. (theplanodentist.com)
- According to the study results, between January 2011 and December 2015 a total of 109,795 nursing home residents needed emergency care for facial trauma. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts (or outflow channels). (drstrenta.com)
- They can also result in facial disfigurement. (northernplainsjustice.com)
- Two distinct mechanisms of injury can result from beryllium exposure. (cdc.gov)
- These types of injuries are treated by one of a number of forms of splinting (stabilizing by wiring or bonding teeth together). (drstrenta.com)
Help you determine1
- A Boston injury lawyer can help you determine how to proceed if your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect. (bostoninjurylawyerblog.com)
- ABSTRACT We studied motorcycle-related injuries in Tehran from 23 August 1999 to 21 September 2000 in 6 hospitals. (who.int)