Executive Editor: Amy Kapatkin General Editor: Frank Verstraete

Authors: Boaz Arzi, Ana Nemec

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Frontonasal: Simple fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Non- or minimally displaced simple frontonasal fractures that are relatively stable Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Plate fixation Displaced simple frontonasal fractures that are unstable or non-displaced (depending on fracture configuration and soft tissue trauma) Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Frontonasal: Comminuted fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Non- or minimally displaced comminuted frontonasal fractures that are relatively stable and do not result in functional disturbances Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Plate fixation Displaced comminuted frontonasal fractures that are unstable and result in physiological disturbances Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Zygomatic arch: simple fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Non- or minimally displaced simple zygomatic arch fractures that are relatively stable and are not displaced laterally or into the orbit Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Plate fixation Displaced simple zygomatic arch fractures that are unstable and grossly displaced laterally or into the orbit, reducing the orbital volume and resulting in exophthalmos Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Zygomatic arch: Comminuted fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Comminuted minimally displaced zygomatic arch fractures that do not result in instability or reduction of orbital volume Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Plate fixation Comminuted displaced or minimally displaced zygomatic arch fractures that result in instability and reduction of orbital volume or bone fragment impingement on the eye Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Caudal: Simple fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Minimally displaced caudal midface fractures that do not result in malocclusion Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Intraoral splint fixation Minimally displaced caudal midface fractures that result in malocclusion, with the fracture line mesial to the fourth maxillary premolar tooth Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Plate fixation Displaced caudal midface fractures that result in malocclusion, regardless of the fracture line location Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Caudal: Comminuted fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Minimally displaced comminuted caudal midface fractures that do not result in malocclusion or functional disturbances Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Intraoral splint fixation Minimally displaced caudal midface fractures with some comminution that result in malocclusion, with the fracture line mesial to the fourth maxillary premolar tooth Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Plate fixation Displaced comminuted caudal midface fractures that result in malocclusion, regardless of the fracture line location Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Rostral: Simple fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Intraoral splint fixation Minimally displaced rostral midface fractures that result in malocclusion Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Maxillomandibular fixation Displaced and minimally displaced rostral midface fractures that result in malocclusion Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Plate fixation Displaced rostral midface fractures that result in malocclusion with insufficient bone surface and quality Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Rostral: Comminuted

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Intraoral splint fixation Minimally displaced rostral midface fractures with some comminution that result in malocclusion Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Maxillomandibular fixation Displaced and minimally displaced rostral midface fractures with minimal comminution that result in malocclusion Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Plate fixation Displaced rostral midface fractures with comminution that result in malocclusion with insufficient bone surface and quiality Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Palatal: Nondisplaced fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Soft tissue debridement/management Simple minimally displaced palatal fractures with soft tissue damage Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Palatal: Displaced fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Soft tissue debridement/management Simple displaced palatal fractures with soft tissue damage Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Intraoral splint fixation Simple displaced palatal fractures with soft tissue damage Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Panfacial: Nondisplaced fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonsurgical fracture management Nondisplaced panfacial fractures which are relatively stable and without functional disturbances Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Maxillomandibular fixation Non or minimally displaced panfacial fractures which are relatively stable and with some functional disturbances Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Panfacial: Displaced fractures

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Displaced or severely displaced panfacial fractures which are unstable causing functional disturbances Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Salvage procedures Midfacial fracture with poor quality bone, and/or infection, or displaced and devitalized bone fragments, or in presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Pediatrics

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Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Treatment options Maxillofacial fractures in pediatric dogs Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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