Orbital fractures and their management?
Northwick Park Hospital, UK
: Dent Health Curr Res
Aim: Fractures of the orbit are a common occurrence following facial trauma. However, not all require surgical repair. Criteria for repair currently vary, depending on CT appearances, clinical features and patient’s preferences. This study looks at those patients attending Northwick Park Hospital oral and maxillofacial surgery department with orbital fractures in the last 3 years and their subsequent management.
Method: Data was collected retrospectively from 01/01/2015 to 22/11/2018. All patients within the Trust who had CT and X-Ray facial bones, CT orbits and MRI orbits were included. From this data, patients who had orbital fractures were identified. The hospital records were then reviewed, noting which patients had surgical management, the reasons for repair and timing of repair. Non-surgical cases and post operative complications were also recorded.
Results: These will be presented.
Conclusion: Currently, there are no rigid and evidence based guidelines that enable us to clearly decide management for orbital fractures. Practices may vary widely and should be based on risk benefit analysis. Our results will illustrate our departmental guidelines and may help others attain a clear idea of how often and when to repair orbital fractures.
Maryam Ismail has completed her BDS at the University of Liverpool in 2016. Since, she has completed one year in general dental practice as a foundation trainee and 2 years as a hospital trainee. She is currently at Dental Core Trainee in Oral And Maxillo-Facial surgery at Northwick Park Hopsital in London. She is particularly passionate about paediatric dentistry and orthodontics and her aim is to specialize in orthodontics.