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Ophthalmological evaluation by a maxillofacial surgeon and an ophthalmologist in assessing the damage to the orbital contents in midfacial fractures: a prospective study.
Evaluation of maxillary sinus after treatment of midfacial fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004;62(10): 1229-36.
Moos El-Attar, "Midfacial fractures and the eye: the development of a system for detecting patients at risk of eye injury" British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
"Prospective study on post- traumatic and postoperative sensory disturbances of the inferior alveolar nerve and infraorbital nerve in mandibular and midfacial fractures," J Cranio-Maxillofacid Surgery, Vol.27, pp.86-93.
Teeth are important in the management of many midfacial fractures. The alveolar process may be fractured by direct trauma and may become functionally separate from the maxilla.[1,7,12-22]
Mandibular fractures occur twice as often as midfacial fractures. [3] The energy required to fracture it being of the order of 44.6-74.4 kg/m, which is about the same as the zygoma and about half that for the frontal bone.
Significance of biodegradable implants in case of midfacial fractures. Biomed Tech (Berl) 2002;47(Suppl 1 Pt 1):496-9.