Background: Facial fractures are one of the commonest injuries seen in emergency department. This type of fracture has different impacts on the patient; physiologically, functionally as well as having an effect on personal self-stem. Furthermore, facial fractures are not an uncommoninjury further studies are needed to widen our understanding regarding these particular types of fractures.
Method: A retrospective study was conducted through a data collected from the oral and maxillofacial department in Al-Amiri Hospital during the period of January 2017 to June 2020 to analyze the risk associated with facial fracture.
Result: Young adult males were the most affected population that presented with facial fractures in our department, with a ratio of 3.2:1 male (76.3%) to female (23.7%) and age group between 21-30 mostly (42.5%). RTA (37.5%),falls (32.5 %), assault (21.25 %) followed by sports injures respectively are the commonest etiology. The majority of fractures were I the mandible (66.25%) either in one site of the mandible or combined fracture, and the second most common site was the zygomatomaxillarycomplex (17.5%). The management of choice for facial fracture in Al-Amiri hospital was ORIF (95%).
Conclusion: our current study demonstrated that age, gender and etiology affect the prevalence of facial fracturesas well the site of fracture and our choice to manage and treat these types of injuries.
Keywords: facial fracture, maxillofacial, RTA, Kuwait, Mandible, open reduction.