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Clinical Strategies in the Management of Complex Maxillofacial Injuries Sustained by British Military Personnel
  1. Mr Kieron McVeigh, SpR Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1,
  2. Breeze J, Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma2,
  3. Jeynes P1,
  4. Martin T1,
  5. Parmar S1 and
  6. Monaghan AM1
  1. 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham kieronmcveigh{at}me.com
  2. 2Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

Abstract

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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