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Facial Fracture

Facial Fracture Overview

A fracture is a broken bone. Facial fracture refers to any injury that results in a broken bone or bones of the face.

Facial Fracture Causes

Many situations can cause facial fractures. Motor vehicle crashes, sporting injuries, falls, and assault account for the majority, although injuries from gunshot wounds and stabbings occur as well.

Always be concerned about other injuries with facial fractures. In particular, other parts of the body may be injured, for example, if a person has facial injuries in a motor vehicle accident, there may be other injuries.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
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In approximately 400 BC, Hippocrates provided the first description of a variety of facial injuries.

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