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Risk Factors for Impairment Following Facial Disfigurement from Dog Bites

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for impairment associated with facial injuries caused by a dog attack.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance, psychological response

ICD-10:

W54

Description:

An attack by a dog with facial injuries can result in severe disfigurement. The degree of impairment depends on both physical and psychological factors. The first facial transplant was performed to correct massive facial injuries from a dog attack.

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