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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: April 2021

Chapter 2 - Facial Injury

from Section 1 - Injuries

Summary

Facial injuries are common and can involve both soft tissue injury and bony injury. These often occur because of motor vehicle collisions, secondary to direct impact against the windshield, steering wheel, or dashboard, as well as from broken glass fragments, causing lacerations and eye injuries. Many facial injuries also occur because of physical assault or because of falls to the head and face, especially in the elderly, who are less able to protect their face while falling.