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What is facial trauma?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Facial trauma may be blunt or from penetrating injury to the head and neck region. The trauma may be superficial including skin and soft tissue or deep, involving muscles and bony structures. For serious facial trauma, a team of specialized surgeons including: plastic surgeons, oral maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and emergerncy medical doctors may be required. 
Daniel Kapp
Daniel Kapp on behalf of MDLIVE
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial trauma is an injury to the face or facial structures, including the skin, subcutaneous tissues and bones of the face.  Typically, the doctors that are involved in the management of trauma are plastic surgeons, ear, nose and throat surgeons, and oral maxillofacial surgeons, and oculoplastic surgeons.  In many centers complex facial trauma is managed by a multi-specialty panel of physicians.

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