Kieliszak CR, Larson SR, Keller CR, Selinsky CR, Joshi AS. Interrelationship of Structure and Function in Maxillofacial Fractures. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2016;116(2):e8–e12. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2016.026.
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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.
Abbreviations: CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; NA, not applicable.
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