Patterns of mandibular fractures in Adelaide, south Australia

Timothy J. Edwards*, David J. David, Donald A. Simpson, Amanda A. Abbott

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Facial fractures are exceedingly common, and fractures of the mandible are the most common facial fracture. Over the past two decades a changing trend in the aetiology of these fractures has been apparent, with a decline in the percentage resulting from motor vehicle trauma, and an increase in the percentage resulting from assaults. A 3 year prospective study of 324 patients presenting to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with mandibular fractures was conducted and the patient groups, influence of alcohol, aetiology and type of fracture were examined and compared with other large series from around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • aetiology
  • facial fractures
  • mandibular


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