An Analysis of 2,067 cases of zygomatico-orbital fracture

Edward Ellis, Amir El-Attar, Khursheed Francis Moos

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A ten-year review of 2,067 cases of zygomatico-orbital fractures is presented. The age and sex distribution, anatomical types of fractures, associated maxillofacial and nonmaxillofacial trauma, and causes of the injuries are described. The majority of fractures were sustained by males and resulted from trauma inflicted in altercations. The most common associated facial fractures were mandibular; the most common associated nonmaxillofacial trauma was extremity fractures. Motorcycle accidents caused the most significant amount of associated trauma, followed by motor vehicle accidents in which no seat restraint was used by the victim. Treatment, when indicated, consisted of elevation via a temporal approach followed by fixation where necessary. The fixation methods used are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-428
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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