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Facial trauma care

  • There are number of possible causes of facial trauma. Motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries , interpersonal violence and work related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically , facial injuries are classified as soft tissues injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes , facial nerves or the salivary glands)
  • Facial injuries have the potential to cause disfigurement and loss of function; for example blindness or difficulty in moving the jaw. Facial trauma can also be deadly , because it can cause severe bleeding or interference with the airway thus a primary concern in treatment is ensuring that the airway is open and not threatened so that the patient can breathe. Hence a patient with maxillofacial trauma requires the assistance of various medical specialities.
  • Dr.Balaji ‘s hospital has a dedicated team of maxillofacial surgeons, with all the team members having special skills to handle maxillofacial trauma.
  • All the surgeons are done via intraoral incisions if facial incisions are required, all such incisions are placed with in the hair line or in skin creases so as to avoid visible scars so most of the trauma surgery is “scar less”.
  • Soft tissue injuries of face.
  • When soft tissue injuries such as lacerations or deep abrasions with skin loss occur on the face, they are repaired by suturing, skin grafts or mobilizing local and distant tissues. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the beast 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). Our doctors are well- trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons and are profident at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.
  • A severe lacerations may sometimes require general anesthesia to properly identify cut nerves and provide a stable condition for operative closure. lacerations of face requires meticulous closure of wound which is accomplished in an operating room setting for best esthetic and functional results.
Accidents and trauma:

Dr Balaji’ s hospital is a tertiary referral centre for complex trauma services and deals with the management of primary trauma, neglected trauma ,complications of primary management of primary trauma, polytrauma and mass accidents. The trauma team includes intensivists , orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, neurosurgeons and specialized nurses. All members of the trauma team are trained in Basic life support and advanced trauma life support resulting in patients being efficiently triaged and managed in the emergency department.