Review article: Maxillofacial emergencies: Maxillofacial trauma.

Authors: DeAngelis AF, Barrowman RA, Harrod R, Nastri AL.


Fractures of the facial skeleton are a common reason for patients to present to EDs and general medical practice in Australia. Trauma to the maxillofacial region can lead to airway obstruction, intracranial injuries, loss of vision or long-term cosmetic and functional deficits. This article focuses on the emergency assessment, triage and non-specialist management of traumatic injuries of the orbit and facial skeleton.