Illustration 121 Most Common Sites of Mandible Fracture
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Be especially careful of the open mandible fracture regarding
1……Need for antibiotics to minimize risk of osteomyelitis.
2…..Be sensitive to risk of airway compromise due to hematoma— need CT scan of soft tissue of neck.
3…..Requires urgent consult with maxillofacial surgeon and admission or to OR or transfer to higher level center.. . .
Another common facial fracture is that of the maxilla. For classification of maxilla fractures
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