Dr. Bilal Shirazi, Dr. Nebras Saqib, Dr. Anum Rehman
Objective: 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, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry. Duration: For 6 months duration from May 2019 to October 2019. 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 206 (64.7%) were due to road traffic accidents (RTAs) followed by a fall 60 (18.8%), seizure 13 (8.1%), sports 17 (5.3%), occupational injuries 2 (0.6%), while 5 cases (1.65%) were related to other causes such animal induced injuries etc. This study could provide a guide for creating prevention and treatment programs. Keywords: injuries, facial fractures, etiology, road accidents.