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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-190

Kite string: An unusual mode of maxillofacial injury


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Aviral Agrawal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.117976

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Kite flying is a popular sport among children. Most of the injuries sustained during kite flying are due to falls, cuts, head injuries, or fractures. Injury with innocent-looking kite string in the maxillofacial region is rare. A 4½-year-old male patient with a clean cut, deep incised wound exposing the fat and muscle was treated with primary closure. Kite flying is associated with injuries ranging from simple cuts to grave lacerations or head trauma. The severity of lacerations depends on the abrasive material that is often placed on the string of the kite to increase its ability to cut. Injuries related to kite flying are preventable. Preventive measures include choosing a safe location and the need for increasing awareness about the possible effects of such a sport.






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