Facial injuries can impair a patient’s ability to eat, speak, interact with others, and perform other important functions. Facial injuries can have severe psychological and social consequences if not managed properly.
Most facial injuries in young adults are sport related. Severe injuries to the face are often due to motor vehicle collisions, including those involving motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, as well as interpersonal and domestic violence.
The treatment of facial injuries must first focus on threats to life, but important long-term considerations are very important for function and appearance.
Patients are typically seen in the hospital setting in the emergency department. The hospital will contact the on-call doctor at Blueridge OMS to come to the hospital and assist with surgical management of facial fractures as needed.
Long term management, reconstruction, dental rehabilitation, scar revisions are typically managed at our clinic as needed.