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Facial fractures

 

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Broken noses, cheekbones and jaws are among the most common injuries to the face. The main problems with injuries of this type are that the airway may become blocked by swelling or bleeding, or perhaps by teeth that have been dislodged. Bear in mind that the blow that caused the most obvious injury may also have caused damage to the skull, the neck or even the brain.

Injuries/fractures of the nose and cheekbones

These injuries frequently occur as a result of fighting and can cause considerable discomfort as swelling progresses. The aim of the first arider is to reduce the swelling and to have the casualty examined in hospital as soon as possible.

Treat Facial fractures

1. Apply a cold compress. (A flannel or small towel soaked in cold water then frequently refreshed will suit this purpose.)

2. Take or send the casualty to hospita.