Abstract

ORBITAL FRACTURES IN TWO-WHEELER ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Author(s): Kavitha Thulukkanam1, Vinayaga Moorthy K2, Sumathi Periyasamy3

BACKGROUND
Road traffic accidents are common occurrence every day. With ever increasing new drivers and new vehicles especially high power two-wheelers, RTAs keep on increasing causing mild-to-severe bony injuries and trauma to eyes, the special organs of vision.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Single centre, retrospective study. 75 two-wheeler RTA cases who came for eye injury evaluation were included and entered in a prestructured proforma.
RESULTS
Using datas collected, the orbital wall fractures were classified as medial, lateral, superior and inferior fractures and the most common fracture identified.
CONCLUSION
Fractures of all types involving the walls of orbit were noted in 2 wheeler RTAs. Fracture of lateral wall of orbit is more common in RTA especially with two-wheelers.

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