Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : A P, Dr. Vipindas


ARE ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY POST GRADUATES CONFIDENT IN PRACTICING THE FULL SCOPE OF THE SPECIALTY: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Dr. Dinesh Chandra Velaga; Dr Vikram V Khare; Dr. Priyank Rai; Dr. Anooja Lall; Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari; Dr. Vipindas A P

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7167-7173

Aim: Purpose of the present research was to assess the level of confidence of post graduate students of oral and maxillofacial surgery branch; in practicing to their full potential. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, all the post graduate students of oral and maxillofacial branch who pursuing their Masters of Dental Surgery in both private or government dental institutions; were included (purposive sampling) in our area. Prestructured questionnaires (10 questions) were distributed to them, the collected data were entered in Microsoft excel 2010, and variables were analysed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test with the help of SPSS 25.0. Results: 60 % of respondents felt that they had more exposure to traumatology (1.12±0.98) as compared to other subspecialties and least in orthognathic surgeries. However, they felt that cosmetic surgery and onco-surgical sub-specialty will have an edge in future practice of OMFS. They felt the need for more training in handling cases of orthognathic surgical procedures (0.98±0.32).

PATTERNS & INCIDENCE OF MANDIBULAR FRACTURES: AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY

Dr. Rakesh Kumar; Dr. Purva Kulkarni; Dr. Jayendra Purohit; Dr. Abin Ann Abraham; Dr. Vipindas A P; Dr. Sameera Qureshi Mohd Rehman

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7144-7149

 Aim: The purpose of our research was to study various patterns as well as incidence of mandibular population amongst Indian population. Methodology: The medical records of 1842 patients with mandibular fractures treated
over a 3 years period were identified and analyzed supported age, sex, mechanism of trauma, seasonal variation, drug/alcohol abuse, number and anatomic location Results: 464 Patients who were in age range of 7 to 89 years participated in the study. The highest incidence (37.5%) of mandibular fractures was in the age group of 21–30 years. Most prominent cause for mandibular fracture was due to road traffic accidents which accounted for 68.8 % of all cases followed by free falls as well as assault cases. It was observed that parasymphyseal fracture was the most common site affected in mandible and the least affected was the angle of mandible. Mandibular angle
fractures were found mostly to be related to assault victims. Conclusion: The mechanism of injury correlates significantly with the anatomic location of fracture and knowledge of those associations should guide the surgeons for appropriate and timely management.