Emplify Podcast | Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillofacial Trauma: Managing Potentially Dangerous And Disfiguring Complex Injuries

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Welcome back to another episode of EMplify, the podcast corollary to EB Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Practice. This month, we’ll be talking “Maxillofacial Trauma in the Emergency Department.”

This episode’s content was curated by Drs. Devjani Das, MD, RDMS, FACEP, and Lea Salazar, MD. Both of Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Northwell Health-Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY. Don’t miss it!


  • Overview on Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Epidemiology of Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Fracture Types:
    • Nasal bone fractures
    • Mandibular fractures
    • Orbital fractures
    • Zygomatic fractures
    • Maxillary fractures or Le Fort fractures
      • Le Fort 1 fractures or horizontal fractures
      • Le fort 2 fractures or pyramidal fractures
      • Le Fort 3 fractures or transverse fractures
    • Frontal bone fractures
  • Prehospital Care
  • Initial ED Evaluation and Management
  • 10 Steps of the Physical Exam
  • Diagnostic Testing, Treatment, and Disposition
  • Imaging Specific to Each Injury
  • Management of Each Injury
  • Special Populations
  • Controversies and Cutting-Edge A
  • Disposition
  • Quick Rundown of the Key Take-Home Points

Links and Resources:

Maxillofacial Trauma: Managing Potentially Dangerous and Disfiguring Complex Injuries - https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=538

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine - http://medicine.hofstra.edu/

Northwell Health-Staten Island University - https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/locations/staten-island-university-hospital

Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine - http://www.clinicaldecisionmaking.com/

EMplify Twitter Account - @ebmedicine

Email: emplify@ebmedicine.net

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Devjani Das, MD, RDMS, FACEP; Lea Salazar, MD

Publication Date

April 1, 2017

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