Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Maxillofacial Injury

This farmer was successfully treated after he was attacked on his farm by unknown assailants who stole his phone, money and other items.

In managing this type of injury, it is important to address all life-threatening injuries and follow the ATLS protocol with a systematic approach to the history and physical examination.

Using AMPLE, obtain information regarding allergies, medications, tetanus status, past medical and surgical history, most recent meal, and events surrounding the injury.

Treatment options if indicated include: oxygen, isotonic crystalloid fluids and packed red blood cells, antibiotics, analgesics, tetanus shots and surgery.

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