Jaw fractures diagnosed and treated at Malmö University Hospital: a comparison of three decades

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Jaw fractures diagnosed and treated at Malmö University Hospital: a comparison of three decades

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dc.contributor.author Hallmer, Fredrik
dc.contributor.author Anderud, Jonas
dc.contributor.author Sunzel, Bo
dc.contributor.author Güner, Nuray
dc.contributor.author Andersson, Gunilla
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-13T15:31:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-13T15:31:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1399-0020 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11496
dc.description.abstract The aim was to report the distribution, frequency and aetiology of jaw fractures in patients treated at the University Hospital, Malmö, 1993-2003 and to compare two previous studies from 1952-1962 and 1975-1985. In 1993-2003, 461 patients, 137 women (mean age 42 years; range 15-82) and 324 men (mean age 28 years; range 17-59) were diagnosed and treated. Women were significantly older than men (P<0.001). The most frequent cause of jaw fractures was falls in women (45%). In men, interpersonal violence (46%) was most common followed by road traffic accidents (RTAs) (24%) mostly involving bicycles (14%). The frequency of falls in women and men was significantly different (P<0.001) as was the difference between violence in men and women (P<0.001). The proportion of fractures caused by RTAs was significantly higher in 1952-1962 than in 1993-2003 (P<0.001). There was a significant increase in the proportion of fractures caused by violence between the two studies (P=0.007). In 1993-2003 the proportion of fractures in women due to falls was significantly higher than in 1952-1962 (P=0.006). Violence has replaced RTAs as the main cause for jaw fractures in men; for women falling is the commonest cause. en
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject jaw fractures en
dc.subject aetiology en
dc.subject frequency en
dc.subject age distribution en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Jaw fractures diagnosed and treated at Malmö University Hospital: a comparison of three decades en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijom.2010.01.017 en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY::Surgical research en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery;5 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 39 en
dc.format.ePage 451
dc.format.sPage 446
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