顔面骨骨折手術症例の検討 : 「顔面外傷センター」としての役割  [in Japanese] Studies of Cases of Reduced Facial Bone Fractures : The Role of the "Facial Trauma Center"  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

Between 1987 and 2000 we treated 68 cases (64 patients) of facial bone fracture in Kumamoto City Hospital. In 1997 we established a “Facial Trauma Center” which provided treatment from a team of otorhinolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, dentists and plastic surgeons, and since then, the number of cases referred to us for treatment has markedly increased. Young males, both teenagers and in their twenties in particular, were predominant, and of the elderly patients more females than males were treated.<br>Facial bone fracture can markedly affect the patients' quality of life (QOL), and we consider that prompt diagnosis, appropriate treatment and the recovery of normal function by postoperative rehabilitation and exercises are very important to improve QOL. Thus, the all-round team approach to treatment such as that used in the “Facial Trauma Center” plays a key role in allowing patients to return to thier normal lives.

Journal

  • Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica

    Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica 94(10), 899-903, 2001-10-01

    The Society of Practical Otolaryngology

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Cited by:  2

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008097830
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00107089
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00326313
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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