Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(06): 781-789
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723006
Original Article

Facial Protection to Prevent Facial Trauma and Allow for Optimal Protection after Facial Fracture Repair

1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas
Tom Shokri
2   Department of Otolaryngology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania
3   Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Yadranko Ducic
4   Department of Facial Plastics, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Facial skeletal fractures continue to affect humankind, and many methods to alleviate and prevent the injuries outright have been sought after. Prevention is desired, but the implementation and general compliance may contribute to missed opportunities to decrease the burden of facial skeletal trauma. In this article, we explore the preventative as well as postoperative options for the protection of the facial skeleton.

Publication History

Publication Date:
01 February 2021 (online)

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