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The Clinical Takeaway: Tackling Trauma to lower third of the face

The Clinical Takeaway: Tackling Trauma to lower third of the face

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In this episode:
 
– Altered sensation of lip and chin, an altered bite or malocclusion or change in tooth position are important signs of significant injury
– Ensure there is no compromise of the airway or underlying circulation
– Investigate with a 3D-CT without contrast or 2 plain X-rays, an OPG and a P-A of the mandible
– If the fracture is open, initiate antibiotics and ensure fracture and wound is managed within 48 hours

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 30 mins

 

Guest: Clinical A/Prof Dieter Gebauer, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; Royal Perth Hospital; Principal Surgeon, Oral Surgery Service, Mount Lawley, WA

 
 
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The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop
CTEC website

 

 

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