Skull and Facial Bone Trauma: Experimental Aspects

  • Douglas L. Allsop


Trauma, “a body injury produced by sudden force ,”1 is something that man has had to confront from the beginning of time. Skull and facial trauma has long been a part of war and warring. Early biblical references, such as to David and Goliath,2 and accounts of early man illustrate the severe effects caused by a substantial blow to the head. While interpersonal violence still accounts for a significant portion of head trauma, the invention, development, and use of motor vehicles provides a medium through which a majority of skull and facial trauma occur.3 The leading causes of facial fracture trauma are illustrated in Fig. 11.1.


Abbreviate Injury Scale Frontal Bone Zygomatic Arch Facial Fracture Experimental Aspect 
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