Facial trauma refers to any physical injuries to the face caused as a result of accidents, burns, lacerations, bruises or any other wound. Fractures and cuts are also included as possible causes of facial trauma. Facial trauma can include injuries to the cheek, nose, jaw, forehead, mouth and the eyes. Some of the noticeable symptoms are bleeding, bruises on the face or neck, difficulty in breathing and black, swollen eyelids. Heightened cases include severe lacerations or even facial deformity. It is also known as Maxillofacial injury.
HOW IS FACIAL TRAUMA DIAGNOSED?
An estimate shows that nearly 50% of the patients suffering from maxillofacial injury also suffer from injury in other parts of the body.