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Maxillofacial (Facial) Trauma

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What is Maxillofacial (Facial) Trauma?

Maxillofacial trauma, or facial trauma, is any injury to the face or jaws. This can include:

  • Burns or deep cuts
  • Blockage of the nasal cavity or sinuses
  • Damage to the orbital (eye) sockets
  • Fracture to the jawbone
  • Missing or broken teeth

Causes of Maxillofacial Trauma

Many incidents can cause trauma to the face and jaws. The most common are:

  • Car crashes
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Workplace accidents
  • Falls
  • Assault
  • Gunshot wounds

UR Medicine's Treatments for Maxillofacial (Facial) Trauma

The goal of your treatment will be to restore the function and appearance of your face or jaws, and it will depend on the kind of injury you have.

Treatments facial tears or crush injuries:

Microvascular reconstructive surgery to repair soft tissue areas that have been cut or torn while reestablishing nerve connections and blood flow.

Treatments for facial fractures:

  • Resetting of broken bones manually, without surgery
  • Surgery to align broken bones in the face
  • Wiring of a fractured jaw to stabilize it as the bone heals
  • Bone or skin grafts
  • Repair using titanium hardware

Our team of experts will collaborate with providers in dentistry, rhinoplasty, ophthalmology, and more to help you look and feel your best after facial trauma

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, part of UR Medicine Otolaryngology, offers comprehensive facial and neck care that includes both reconstructive and aesthetic services. Reconstructive procedures include rhinoplasty and other techniques for nasal breathing and nasal deformity, facial reanimation for patients with facial paralysis, reconstructive surgery following skin cancer removal, scar revision, as well as microvascular free-tissue transfer and repair of maxillofacial trauma.

Our talented physicians and caring support staff treat every patient with the highest respect, care, and attentiveness. Our surgeons are highly experienced and are trained to perform the most complex reconstructive surgical procedures while working collaboratively with other physicians to treat each individual patient. In addition, our physicians are also highly regarded educators and researchers and provide topnotch education and mentoring to the next generation of plastic surgeons.


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Ear, Nose, & Throat - Brighton

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Rochester, NY 14618

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