PREVALENCY OF OROFASIAL INJURIES AT DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY IN REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL MUNICIPALITY OF SUAI - COVALIMA TIMOR LESTE (OVERVIEW JANUARI-DECEMBER 2019).
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Keywords:Orofacial Injury, Traffic Accident, Emergency Service,, Regional Referral Hospital of Covalima
Introduction: Today there are many cases of injuries, commonly traffic accidents involving the head and neck region. The area of the face is the most affected lesions, including facial and oral. The injury related to the soft and hard tissues of the face and mouth, by anatomical landmark of the hard tissue, starts from the frontal bone, skull base, orbital bone, nasal septum, frontal zygomatic bone, maxillary zygomatic bone, ethmoid bone, temporomandibular joint, maxillary and mandibular bone.
Objective: Was to describe the most frequent orofasial injuries by age, sex and months of the year where have been attended in Regional Referral Hospital Municipality of Suai - Covalima Timor Leste in the period JanuaryDecember 2019.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with total samples of 10 patients by purposive sampling. Data collection used registered log book or report book by medical record systems in emergency department.
Results: The most affected age group being 21-25 and 31-35 years, male sex is majority got injuries and month July has the most frequent cases of orofasial injuries.
Conclusion: Injuries of orofasial are a few cases that are often found in the emergency department due to traffic accident., it required immediate treatment so not to cause disability or even worst death.
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