Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Damage Control approach for managing severe maxillofacial trauma- A review

Vijayendra Kumar , G.K. Thapliyal , Priyanka Dausage


Aim- severe maxillofacial trauma injuries expose patients to life threatening complications. These situations require rapid action in order to save the patient from “the lethal triad”, hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy. Here we present an insight on protocols of Damage control surgery, to be followed in such situations. A comprehensive online database search was done and articles were critically reviewed, on DCS strategies and their outcomes.Damage control surgery is a rapid and effective approach to stabilize physiological and biochemical state in severely exsanguinating patients. Focus to save life, allows for considerations in slight morbidity. Further studies are advised to promote better understanding and its application.

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