Physicians are often called upon to evaluate and manage a wide scope of soft tissue injuries.
Damage to adjacent structures or organs is sometimes overlooked, even after a thorough evaluation by the initial practitioner.
The prudent practitioner will consider a plastic surgical evaluation, by fully evaluating certain types of trauma.
Neck trauma is sometimes associated with injury to the maxillofacial skeleton. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to an optimal patient outcome. Injury to the facial bones should be considered when a neck injury is secondary to the facial impact, such as airbag deployment.
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