p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Sabriye Ercan, Cem Çetin

Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Keywords: sports, trauma, face

Abstract

Facial injuries are frequently observed in athletes participating in contact and limited-contact sports branches. Most of face injuries are accompanied by dental injuries. Preventive methods and measures should be taken into consideration in order to reduce the effects of trauma on the face.
In this manuscript, eye injuries, facial trauma (facial region soft tissue injuries, facial area fractures) and dental trauma will be examined and methods to prevent traumatic injuries on facial region will be reviewed.

Cite this article as: Ercan S, Cetin C. Facial injuries in sports. Turk J Sports Med. Published online: 20th May, 2019