Jaipur: Taking note of the rising incidents of accidents causing musculoskeletal disorders, the Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur today began a two-day course on craniomaxillofacial processes to manage facial trauma. The course, conducted by both national and international faculty members including Dr Sandeepan Mukul, Director – Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Fortis Jaipur is being held in association with AO CMF, a worldwide network of clinicians from the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery.
Orofacial injuries comprise a significant number of trauma patients in the emergency department. Such injuries are associated with high morbidity due to increased cost of care and varying degrees of physical, functional, and cosmetic disfigurement.
“Facial trauma is one of the saddest outcomes of an accident. With the rise in numbers of accidents taking place in cities and settlements along the highways, the need of the hour is to augment the capabilities of our doctors to address the growing burden of disfigurement. Such incidents can seriously affect the confidence level of an individual and hence, deserve attention. This two-day course is a face-to-face interactive event is delivered through a combination of short lectures, simulation, small group discussions, and practical exercises. This combination enables participants to hear, discuss, and apply the concepts of facial trauma management. With aim to promote excellence in patient care and clinical outcomes of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, we have initiated this academic program.
We have nearly 100 participants from India and abroad, fully qualified surgeons who are involved in the treatment of facial trauma with up to five years’ experience, as well as residents and fellows, attending the course,” says Dr. Sandeepan Mukul, Director – Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur.
Various types of facial trauma include maxillofacial injury, midface trauma, facial injury, and LeFort injuries, commonly caused by car and motorcycle crashes, wounds, sports injuries, and violence. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate shows more than 3000 people are killed every day on the road and at least 30,000 others are injured or disabled. Nearly 50 per cent of these patients have multiple trauma and require coordinated management among various disciplines of anaesthesiology, otolaryngology, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.