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Sports Medicine

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 409–418 | Cite as

Orofacial Injuries from Sport

Preventive Measures for Sports Medicine
  • Dennis N. Ranalli
  • Peter N. Demas
Leading Article

Abstract

Individuals worldwide are participating in an expanding arena of vigourous physical activities as well as competitive sports at all levels. The healthful benefits of such activities are unfortunately associated with injury risks that include orofacial soft-and hard-tissue trauma. This article describes the scope and emergency management of sports-related orofacial traumatic injuries that may be encountered by physicians in the field of sports medicine. Since most of these injuries are preventable with the use of protective equipment, specific recommendations are provided for the use of properly fitted mouthguards.

Keywords

Mandibular Fracture Root Fracture Hospital Emergency Room Traumatic Dental Injury Midface Fracture 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis N. Ranalli
    • 1
  • Peter N. Demas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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