SURF  |   February 2016
Interrelationship of Structure and Function in Maxillofacial Fractures
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus (Drs Kieliszak, Keller, and Selinsky); Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee (Dr Larson); and the Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at George Washington University in Washington, DC (Dr Joshi). Drs Kieliszak and Keller are currently surgical residents at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Christopher R. Kieliszak, DO, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, 5100 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228-1607. E-mail: ckieliszak@gmail.com
     
Article Information
Emergency Medicine
SURF   |   February 2016
Interrelationship of Structure and Function in Maxillofacial Fractures
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2016, Vol. 116, e8-e12. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.026
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2016, Vol. 116, e8-e12. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.026
Abstract

Surgical fixation of maxillofacial fractures can be associated with a myriad of surgical complications. Specific complications correlate with the type of fracture. The authors present a case of multiple maxillofacial fractures, briefly review various types of fractures, and discuss the operative decision-making process. This case report serves as an important reminder that the operative decision-making process should take into account a patient’s entire clinical condition.

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