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Do you have to stay in the hospital overnight after orbital fracture surgery

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Heavner
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Most patients with orbital fractures can go home on the day of the surgery.
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Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: Generally, fixing an orbital fracture is a pretty quick procedure where you can go home the same day. You should expect some swelling for a day or two ... Read More
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Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on doctor: When i repair an orbital fracture i almost always keep patients in the hospital overnight. The main reason is to be able to quickly take care of any p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Restoration: The integrity of the orbit is essential for proper muscle action of the muscles controlling the eye and vision
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: If the fracture is small then it is a one day surgery where you can go home later that same day. If it is a large fracture or other structures are af ... Read More
Dr. Scotty Bolding
27 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Day Surgery: Most likely a day surgical procedure, but your surgeon may want to observe you overnight.
Dr. Manolis Manolakakis
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Same day surgery: "blowout fracture" is a fracture of the orbital floor. The procedure is fairly simply. The lower eyelid is retracted and the eye itself is also retrac ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If there is an entrapment of one of the muscles that moves your eyes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: Surgery has been done on an area of your body, the orbit, which is richly innervated with pain and other sensory fibers. These were disturbed in the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Diploplia: If there;s entrapment, eventually there could be double vision, pain, and restrictive movement of the eyeball. It would be strongly recommended. H ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling, bruising..: Depending on the type of fracture, you may have double vision, orbital pain, swelling, bruising and eye irritation for the sutures and numbness in the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling/Irritation: After surgery for an orbital fracture, most patients will experience swelling, bruising, and irritation. These are typically short lived. Because th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rapidly: The facial area is well vascularized and a good blood supply enhances healing. Facial fractures, even which requiring surgical assistance heal rapidl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Black eye: Depends on extent of fracture and complications if any.
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