services-procedures - Coastal Carolina Oral Surgery - Wilmington, NC

Sports Injuries

In athletic sports, the face is often the most vulnerable area of the body and is the least protected. These types of injuries are most often due to direct hits with a ball or player-to-player contact. The most common types of sports-related facial trauma are soft tissue injuries and fractures of the facial bones (the nose, cheeks, upper and lower jaws and forehead). These injuries can often occur separately or in combination. Depending on the extent of damage, some injuries may require surgery to repair.

Dr. Arné has been affiliated with the UNC-W Athletic Department for almost 10 years. As with any facial injury, proper initial assessment may prevent unfavorable long-term results and permanent facial deformities along with functional issues. The ultimate goals are for the athletes to recover functionally and aesthetically from the facial injury and to return to competition in a timely manner.