FACE TRAUMATOLOGY

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF FACE TRAUMATOLOGY

 
The Department of Face Traumatology of the Portuguese Face Institute is dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of different types of facial trauma. At IPFace we have a team experienced in face traumatology, from simple issues to more complex cases.
 
 
 

TYPES OF FACE TRAUMATISMS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a facial trauma, there may be major or minor changes in the facial skeleton. Fractured face bones may be associated with problems in chewing, breathing, speech and/or in facial aesthetics.

The facial skeleton consists of different bones:
  • Frontal bone (forehead region)
  • Zygomatic bone (cheek area)
  • Bones of the orbit (eye region)
  • Nose bones (nose area)
  • Maxilla (upper jaw bone)
  • Mandible (lower jaw bone)

There are other important bones, however these are the main ones involved in facial injuries.
 
 
 
 
 

MOST FREQUENT TYPES OF FACE FRACTURES

 
UPPER THIRD FRACTURES
 
Frontal sinus and roof of the orbit.
 
MIDDLE-THIRD FRACTURES
 
Fractures that do not involve changes in occlusion:
  • Fractures of the bones of the nose
  • Fractures of the naso-orbito-ethmoid complex
  • Orbital malar fractures
  • Orbit pavement fractures
  • Fractures of the zygomatic arch

Fractures which usually involve occlusion changes:
  • Le Fort type craniofacial disjunctions
  • Intermaxillary disjunction
  • Maxillary dental fractures
 
FRACTURES OF THE LOWER THIRD
 
Fractures of the mandible and lower dental alveolus.
 
PANFACIAL FRACTURES
 
Complex fractures involving the upper, middle and lower thirds of the face.
 
 
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MOST FREQUENT FACIAL FRACTURES

 
 
 
 
IPFACE TEAM HIGHLIGHTED FOR THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
 
 
DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
 
 
 
TEAM
 
 
 
 
 
DR DAVID SANZ
 
 
 
PROF. DR DAVID ÂNGELO
 
 
 
DR JOÃO PIMENTEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAKE YOUR PRE-BOOKING NOW