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Assessment of incidence of post-operative infection among trauma patients with tooth in the line of fracture.

Author: JAYA KEERTHANA S, SENTHIL MURUGAN P, MARAGATHAVALLI.G
Abstract: Fractures of the face most commonly occur from physical alterations, traffic or Sports accidents.The mandibular fractures are the one of the commonest fractures of facial skeleton and sometimes the its get infected due to factors like patients immunocompromised status ,untreated or malunited one and if any tooth involved in the fracture line.So the aim of this Study is to evaluate the incidence of postoperative infection in trauma patients with tooth in the line of fractures.Materials and methods: A total of 53 trauma patients were taken into the study from oral and maxillofacial department, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai.The data were collected from 86000 patients reports who reported to dental op for various dental treatments from a period of June 2019- March 2020. Patients reported with diagnosis of fracture mandible are scrutinized and after fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criterias 53 patients were considered for this study. Later the data were tabulated in excel and analysed in SPSS software for performing statistics using Chi square test;statistical significance level kept at p value(p<0.05).The results of this study revealed that mandibular fractures were most common with male patients (83.3%), most common age group was 20-30 years(34%) lower jaw was the most common affected Jaw with postoperative infection (7.55%).From the study conducted it is understood that the incidence of postoperative infection in trauma patients with tooth in the line of fracture was minimal and not significant.
Keyword: Fracture; infection; Mandible; postoperative; tooth; trauma
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2021.13.01.192
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