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maxillofacial

 [mak-sil″o-fa´shal]
pertaining to the maxilla and the face.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl),
Pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region.

maxillofacial

/max·il·lo·fa·cial/ (-fa´sh'l) pertaining to the maxilla and the face.

maxillofacial

(măk-sĭl′ō-fā′shəl)
adj.
Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face: a maxillofacial prosthesis.

maxillofacial

[mak′silōfā′shəl]
Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw, facies, face
pertaining to the maxilla and face.

maxillofacial

adjective Referring to the maxilla and face.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl)
Pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region.

maxillofacial

Pertaining to the MAXILLA and the rest of the face. Maxillofacial surgery is much concerned with the treatment of facial injuries and fractures of the facial skeleton.

max·il·lo·fa·cial

(mak-sil'ō-fā'shăl)
Pertaining to jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery involving this region.

maxillofacial (maksil´ōfā´shəl),

adj pertaining to the jaws and face.
maxillofacial injuries,
n.pl the wounds to the midface area involving the premaxillary, maxillary, malar, lacrimal, nasal, and vomer bones and the tissues overlying these skeletal structures.
maxillofacial pain,
n any pain in the region of the jaws or face. Usually coupled with oral pain; i.e., oral and maxillofacial pain may be present together. It frequently is associated with functional disorders of the temporomandibular joint and the muscles of mastication, which in turn may arise from structural problems in the occlusion of the teeth. Determining the cause may require comprehensive study of many possible factors or agents.
maxillofacial prosthetics,
n.pl See prosthetics, maxillofacial.
maxillomandibular fixation
(mak´silōmandib´yələr),
n a temporary attachment of the maxilla to the mandible, usually with wires, to stabilize the bones of the jaw or face as fractures heal. Also known as
jaw wiring.

maxillofacial

pertaining to the maxilla and the face.
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The distribution of the socio-demographic characteristics of victims, the circumstances of aggressions and patterns of maxillofacial injuries and / or injuries to other body regions were investigated.
A retrospective study of oral and maxillofacial injuries in Seremban Hospital, Malaysia.
Dentoalveolar and maxillofacial injuries -- a retrospective study from a Level 1 trauma center in Israel.
Traffic accidents have been the most common cause of maxillofacial injuries worldwide as reported in most previous epidemiologic studies,15 and the present study supports the findings of these earlier studies.
Although about 12% of the body surface area is formed by head and neck, in a study the incidence of maxillofacial injuries among injured soldiers during conflicts from 1914 to 1986 was found to be 16%, which is higher than expected2.
While expanding the use of safety belt, driver's air bag, controlling driver speed and increasing the violence have changed demographic information about maxillofacial injuries.
22) Traffic accidents are important causes of maxillofacial injuries in both developing (1,2,4,11,23) and developed countries.
We review the scope of maxillofacial injuries caused by BB and pellet guns, and we discuss their presentation, diagnosis, and management.
All geriatric patients aged 60 years and above, sustaining oral and maxillofacial injuries were included in this study.
All patients with clinical evidence of maxillofacial injuries who undergo multislice CT examination and are shown to be positive for fractures.
Edentulous patients, patients with only soft tissue injury and patients with other maxillofacial injuries but no dentoalveolar injury were excluded.
Our study and the other two from Brazil (2,3) reported accidents as the most common etiologic factor associated with maxillofacial injuries.