Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Why and how maxillofacial disability and impairment due to trauma should be quantified for compensation: A need for global guidelines

International Conference on Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

August 08-10, 2016 Toronto, Canada

Navin S Shah

K M Shah Dental College & Hospital, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Anaplastology

Abstract :

India being a country with different social, cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds; it is also grounds of rapid industrialization, mechanization of farming and increase in vehicular traffic which increases the no. of accidents and issues related to disablement and compensation of maxillofacial injuries. There is no system available nationally or globally for evaluation for maxillofacial injuries. The pathological condition states the nature of an illness but not the extent of the remaining health. Since the individual reacts as an integer, it is important to include some appraisal of the physical factors influencing his work efficiency. As there is little clarity for disability and impairment, its separate assessment for maxillofacial injury is necessary. There are complex maxillofacial injuries that may cause impairment of sense, esthetic compromises, and functional loss. Epidemiology of craniofacial trauma approximately 50% of 12 million annual traumatic wounds treated in emergency rooms involves the head and neck. Being most common along with other injuries but is never considered for compensation. Facial region being the one that is the identity and factor that influences its social and emotional behavioral changes has not been considered. In this presentation various aspects have been addressed for estimation of compensation and disablement due to maxillofacial injuries

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