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Craniomaxillofacial trauma in war‐torn nations: Incidence, management gaps, and recommendations

Adebusoye, Favour Tope, Awuah, Wireko Andrew, Alshareefy, Yasir, Wellington, Jack, Mani, Shyamal, Ahmad, Amal Olabisi, Tenkorang, Pearl Ohenewaa, Abdul‐Rahman, Toufik and Denys, Ovechkin 2023. Craniomaxillofacial trauma in war‐torn nations: Incidence, management gaps, and recommendations. Acute Medicine and Surgery 10 (1) , e877. 10.1002/ams2.877

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Craniomaxillofacial trauma (CMFT) is a type of injury that affects the face, neck, and scalp, and includes facial bone fractures, dentoalveolar trauma, and soft tissue injuries. Work, traffic accidents, sports, and daily activities commonly cause these injuries. However, they are widespread in war‐torn countries where armed conflict leads to a high incidence of CMFT. The lack of resources, health care infrastructure, and surgical personnel in these areas result in subpar treatment and poor patient outcomes, contributing to the high mortality and morbidity rates among war victims. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to CMFT management cannot be overstated, but current obstacles, such as a lack of access to proper medical care and rehabilitation services, impede the development of effective treatments. CMFT treatment is complex and prohibitively expensive for war‐torn nations to afford, necessitating international intervention to provide life‐saving surgical procedures for those suffering from CMFT in conflict zones. Despite efforts to improve CMFT treatments in war‐torn countries, more must be done to improve treatment outcomes. Data collection and research must also be improved in order to develop effective evidence‐based treatment methods.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
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Publisher: Wiley Open Access
ISSN: 2052-8817
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 10 July 2023
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2024 02:21

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