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A 34-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Maxillofacial: The most thoroughly trained doctors for this would be plastic surgeons who have completed a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship or Oral Surgeons who go on to Maxillofacial surgery fellowships. Otolaryngologists may also have special training in this area. Good luck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon.
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Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
The fractured cheekbone requires careful evaluation and most often it is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ENT, or plastic--all who receive the appropriate training to do the procedures. Sometimes apparently "nondisplaced" or "minor" fractures --masked early on by massive swelling as "insignificant"-- may go unrecognized as blocking mouth opening and/or will become bad cosmetic defects. This very sturdy bone requires a strong plate and screws to reposition it and hold it in place while it heals. For this reason the cheekbone requiring operation is not likely to be corrected by wires. A general surgeon is not likely to be repairing cheek bone fractures as this is not part of training and/or experience in most GS programs.
Jun 7, 2013
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