Journal article

Management of isolated orbital floor blow-out fractures: a survey of Australian and New Zealand oral and maxillofacial surgeons

AJ Lynham, PJ Chapman, FN Monsour, L Snape, DJ Courtney, AA Heggie, RH Jones, GM McKellar

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This is the first report of involvement of Australian and New Zealand oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the management of isolated orbital floor blow-out fractures and was conducted to obtain comparisons with the results from a recent similar survey of British oral and maxillofacial surgeons. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was sent to all 113 practising members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in April 2002 with a second mailout 1 month later. RESULTS: Sixty-nine per cent of the respondents were referred isolated orbital floor blow-out fractures for management, and just over half of these respondents estimated that 50% or more of ..

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