Facial Injuries

Because few sports mandate facial protection or mouth guards during sports participation, faces are generally exposed and therefore at risk of injury. Between 3% and 29% of facial injuries result from sports participation. Approximately 10% to 42% of facial fractures occur in sports. The majority of these injuries occur in males aged 10 to 29 years.

Injuries to the face in sport are usually caused by direct trauma. Impact can result from equipment (goalpost, stick, ball), another player (fist, elbow, head), the ground (gym floor, wrestling mat), or the environment (tree, ...

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