Bicycle-related maxillofacial injuries: a double-center study

P. Boffano, F. Roccia, C. Gallesio, K.H. Karagozoglu, T. Forouzanfar

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Abstract

Objective
Bicycle-related injuries account for an important proportion of road injuries all over the world. As only few reports have focused on the characteristics of maxillofacial fractures sustained in bicycle accidents, the purpose of this study was to present and compare epidemiological data about bicycle-related maxillofacial injuries in two European centers between 2001 and 2010.

Methods
Bicycle-related facial fractures occurred in 105 patients (79 males, 26 females) in Turin, with a percentage of 5.77 among all facial fractures, and in 103 patients (55 males, 50 females) in Amsterdam, with a percentage of 19.69.

Results
The major risk groups include young people between their first to third decades. The mandible is the most frequently involved facial bone. Among mandibular injuries the most commonly involved site was the condyle.

Conclusions
Bicycle-related injuries must be considered an important etiological factor in maxillofacial fractures with typical patterns, such as a peculiar seasonal incidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
JournalOral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Volume116
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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