Facial injuries from falling : age-dependent characteristics.
A retrospective analysis was undertaken of 108 patients with facial injuries from falling who presented at the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Toyo-oka Public Hospital from 1988 to 1990.
Facial injuries from falling were common in little children, in those <6 years of age comprising 45.4% of injuries.
Age-dependent characteristic injury sites were found (i.e., in those <2 years old, the forehead; in small children, the chin; in students, the lip; and in older persons, the cheek); this disparity can be explained by the mechanism of injury.
The injury pattern also depended on age, varying activities, and tissue strength.
In children of <6 years of age, small lacerations on the forehead or chin were most common, but even conservative treatment could achieve good results.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plaie, Epidémiologie, Maxillofacial, Os, Traumatisme, Traitement, Rétrospective, Chirurgie plastique, Age, Homme, Classification
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Wound, Epidemiology, Maxillofacial, Bone, Trauma, Treatment, Retrospective, Plastic surgery, Age, Human, Classification
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Cote : 93-0528736
Code Inist : 002B16D. Création : 199406.