Dr Sabina Alim, Dr Haider Ali, Dr Faisal
Aim: A descriptive study was undertaken to analyze the demographic distribution of maxillofacial fractures in 320 patients reported to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mayo Hospital Lahore. Duration: For one-year duration from May 2019 to May 2020. Methods: Patient records and radiographs were taken. Data on age, gender, and cause of fractures were reviewed. The age range was 2-76 years (mean 25 years) and the peak incidence was in the age group 21-30 years. The male-to-female ratio was 5.4: 1. Results and Conclusion: The study found that 64.7% (n = 206) were due to road traffic accidents (RTAs) followed by a fall (n = 60; 18.8%), seizure (n = 26; 8.1%), sports (n = 17; 5.3%), firearms injuries [FM (n = 3; 0.9%)], occupational injuries (n = 2; 0.6%), while 5 cases (1.65%) were related to other causes such as bomb blasts, animal injuries etc. This study could provide a guide for creating prevention and treatment programs. Keywords: injuries, facial fractures, etiology, road accidents.