Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

Sports-related facial trauma in the Indian population - A systematic review


S Shreya1, Shridhar Damodar Baliga1, Sulakshana Shridhar Baliga2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research's, KLE Academy of higher Education and Research, V K Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research's, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shridhar Damodar Baliga
Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, V K Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi 590 010, Karnataka
India

Background: Sports injuries are a growing concern which requires immediate attention. Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injuries sustained during sports activities. Objectives: This study aims to review the prevalence of sports-related facial trauma in India, to identify the most common types of oro-facial injury incurred due to sports, and to assess the level of awareness regarding preventive measures used in sports. Methodology: The present review was performed in accordance with preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. All articles published from 2005 to 2019 on sports-related facial trauma were analyzed. PubMed, Google Scholar, and Cochrane reviews databases were searched using primary keywords. Results: A total of 24 articles published in the period of 2005–2019 were included. The prevalence of sports-related facial trauma was found to be the highest in the study conducted by Selva et al., in 2018, at a rate of 75%, whereas it was found to be minimal in the study conducted by Bali et al. in 2013. While the awareness of mouthguards was reported the highest in a study conducted by Ramagoni et al., in 2007. Conclusion: This study shows that there is a definite need to improve the awareness as well as the usage of protective gear, from the level of schooling, where children are introduced to sports. Prevention of sports-related facial trauma is essential to avoid the serious and lifelong consequences which could be the aftermath of such injuries.


How to cite this article:
Shreya S, Baliga SD, Baliga SS. Sports-related facial trauma in the Indian population - A systematic review.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2022;40:3-8


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Shreya S, Baliga SD, Baliga SS. Sports-related facial trauma in the Indian population - A systematic review. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 18 ];40:3-8
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