International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part I (2016)
Etiology and pattern of mandibular fracture in and around Kolar: A retrospective study
Dr. Harshitha K.R, Dr. Mallika P Reddy, Dr. Srinath K.S
Purpose: Mandible, one of the most prominent facial bone, is more prone for fracture. Various causative factors are reported in the literature. Etiology and anatomic site of fracture varies from region to region. Retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the etiology and pattern of mandibular fracture in and around Kolar.
Method: Database of 369 patients, who were treated in R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Center, Tamaka, Kolar, over a period of 6 years were included in the study. Patient data including age, gender, etiology and fracture site were analyzed.
Results: Men in age group of 21-30 were more frequently affected. RTA followed by fall was the common etiology. Most frequently encountered fracture was parasymphysis followed by body.
Conclusion: Etiology, incidence and pattern of fractures reflects the compliance of drivers, poor condition of roads, ineffective implementation of seat belt and helmet legislation. Implementation of strict traffic rules and improving condition of roads would decrease the incidence of RTA thus fracture.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Harshitha K.R, Dr. Mallika P Reddy, Dr. Srinath K.S. Etiology and pattern of mandibular fracture in and around Kolar: A retrospective study. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(4):562-564.