JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mouth and facial fractures surgery. Labelled artworks and corresponding X-ray of surgery to repair multiple traumatic fractures of the lower and upper jaw, and the maxillary bones of the face. Numerous teeth (red, right) have been removed, especially from the upper jaw. At upper left, the implants surgically added to hold the bone together to allow it to heal include metal plates, arch bars, screws and wiring. Such injuries are typically caused by blunt force trauma.
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