Facial Trauma

Facial Trauma Treatment

Facial trauma may involve injuries to the soft tissue of the face such as burns, lacerations and contusions, or hard tissue fractures, for example to the mandible or maxilla, the cheekbones or the zygomatic arch, the nose, eye sockets or the teeth.

In children, the most frequent facial trauma are usually fractures of the nose, cheekbone or jawbone and injuries to the skin. In adults, however, facial trauma is usually more severe, caused by traffic or sports accidents or physical attack. These cases may present isolated fractures in any part of the facial structure, what is known as panfacial trauma, which affects several or all the bones in the face and is therefore considered the most serious of facial traumas.

Facial traumas at the Maxillofacial Institute

Except for isolated cases with minor injuries, a patient suffering facial trauma should be immediately referred to a centre that specialises in maxillofacial surgery. It is vital that facial fractures are treated by an expert team in order to ensure a proper reduction and fixation of fractures. The Maxillofacial Institute employs minimally invasive techniques that allow the recovery of the injury, thereby restoring function and aesthetics.

3D planning and facial trauma

The Maxillofacial Institute is a pioneer in the incorporation of 3D diagnostic technology. The specialised software for maxillofacial surgery is the perfect tool for studying any case of facial trauma. 3D virtual reconstruction allows the surgeon to identify the injury or fracture, precisely plan its reconstruction and thus anticipate the real surgery in the operating room.

The 3D representation of facial trauma highlights any fractures or injury to hard or soft tissue.