Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

March, 2001


The patient is a 75 y.o. female involved in a motor vehicle accident when she had a blow-out of the left front tire. The patient was not wearing a seat belt.


Medical history revealed the patient to be allergic to tetracycline. Operations included a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and a total abdominal hysterectomy. Serious illnesses include adult onset diabetes, osteoporosis, and degenerative joint disease. Examination revealed infraorbital and paranasal ecchymosis. The patient was noted to be edentulous, with maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge atrophy. Bilateral lingual ecchymosis was noted on the lateral aspect of the tongue. Fracture mobility was noted in the right and left mandibular body regions. Facial contusions and abrasions were present.


Plan / Treatment:

Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-270-926-4107
 fax: 1-270-926-4166
 url: www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified :March 1, 2001

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