The maxillofacial injuries sustained by British troops requiring aeromedical evacuation to the United Kingdom are almost exclusively treated at The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham. As a result the Maxillofacial Department has collectively gained extensive experience in the management of ballistic injuries. In many cases the most successful outcomes have been achieved by using traditional strategies combined with contemporary techniques. This paper will highlight the types of injuries sustained and discuss some cases that typify those the department has managed.
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