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Broken Jaw (cont.)

Broken Jaw Risk Factors and Prevention

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Because the most common causes of jaw fractures are the result of motor vehicle accidents and assaults, the best prevention is to drive carefully and choose your friends wisely. A more realistic step that can be taken is wearing protective devices in many types of sporting activities. In addition, those patients who have medical conditions that may lead to falls need to treat those conditions and follow individual recommendations to prevent falls.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/6/2012

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