Facial fractures in sport often due to fielding a ball

Analysis of 167 cases of facial fracture due to sport over five years at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital found 44% were due to baseball or softball and only 10% due to football or basketball.

Facial fractures with a high degree of trauma were common among youths skateboarding without a helmet and among horse-riding children who get kicked by their animal, the study also found.

J Plastic and Recon Surg 2013; online 29 May

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