The parade ground fracture is a distinctive form of facial injury that can be seen in military recruits who collapse while on parade.


People who may develop the fracture:

(1) athletes without face protection

(2) bicyclists or motorcyclists

(3) falls


Clinical features:

(1) history of falling face down

(2) presence of a laceration beneath the chin

(3) bilateral fractures of the mandibular condyles (heads)


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