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A Retrospective Analysis of the Maxillofacial Injuries Due to Traffic Accidents
Published May 19, 2004 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: 2004 JSAE Annual Congress
We retrospectively analyzed oral and maxillofacial injuries due to traffic accidents. Two hundred and one patients who had been admitted to our hospital from 1994 through 2003 were included in this study. More than half of the cases had ISS of less than 6. Nearly 80% of cases had not severe or critical injuries with AIS of three or more. Our result showed the general aspects of oral and maxillofacial injuries following traffic accidents. Although seatbelt use decreased the severities of injuries at head/neck, chest, abdomen, many types of oral maxillofacial injuries could not be prevented by wearing a seatbelt.