Study: Soccer players often receive severe maxillofacial injuries

07/1/2014 | Modern Medicine

Nasal bone and orbitozygomatic fractures were the most commonly treated injuries in Brazilian soccer players at two Sao Paulo hospitals from 2000 to 2013, researchers report in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open. Doctors also treated mandibular, orbital, frontal and nasoorbitoethmoid fractures, and most of the injuries resulted from player-to-player contact. The trauma rate is likely much higher among soccer players because many broken noses go unreported, researchers said.

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