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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
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Craniofacial Injuries (Overview)

Craniofacial is a term that describes the structures of the cranium (skull), facial bones, and includes the associated soft tissues. Injuries may include but are not limited to fractures (broken bones), lacerations, etc.


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Is there more than one good way to treat craniofacial injuries?

Is there more than one good way to treat craniofacial injuries?

Prevention is best:): Helmets have been shown to prevent the severity of many face and head injuries. ...Read more

Dr. Eugene Sidoti
15 Doctors shared insights

Craniofacial Injuries (Overview)

Craniofacial is a term that describes the structures of the cranium (skull), facial bones, and includes the associated soft tissues. Injuries may include but are not limited to fractures (broken bones), lacerations, etc.


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What are the best treatments for craniofacial injuries?

What are the best treatments for craniofacial injuries?

Skilled plastics doc: Craniofacial injuries often require careful coordinated coordination between specialty surgeons. Depending on the age of the patient, the extent of the injuries to bone, muscle and nerves, carefully timed and executed treatment can restore function and preserve an acceptable cosmetic outcome. This means seeing a ent, maxillofacial surgeon and plastics trained ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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How will craniofacial injuries affect the health of my child?

How will craniofacial injuries affect the health of my child?

Trauma, head, face: Traumatic facial injuries and to the skull are occasioned by severe level of impact. Besides the obvious deformities, the not so obvious brain concussion can be difficult to assess. Neuroradiologic evaluation early and in follow up can look for physical problems, but assessment of more intangible problems is the speciality of neurologist and rehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat craniofacial injuries?

Prevention is best:): Helmets have been shown to prevent the severity of many face and head injuries. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What is the definition or description of: Craniofacial injuries?

What is the definition or description of: Craniofacial injuries?

Craniofacial: Craniofacial is a term that describes the structures of the cranium (skull), facial bones, and includes the associated soft tissues. Injuries may include but are not limited to fractures (broken bones), lacerations, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for craniofacial injuries?

Skilled plastics doc: Craniofacial injuries often require careful coordinated coordination between specialty surgeons. Depending on the age of the patient, the extent of the injuries to bone, muscle and nerves, carefully timed and executed treatment can restore function and preserve an acceptable cosmetic outcome. This means seeing a ent, maxillofacial surgeon and plastics trained ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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So sad. Just learned my child has craniofacial injuries. I have always tried to shelter and protect my kids. What now?

So sad. Just learned my child has craniofacial injuries. I have always tried to shelter and protect my kids. What now?

Get trained advice: Take your child to a fellowship trained plastics surgeon-one who has experience in pediatric reconstructive surgery. Often this may require an otolaryngologist (ears, nose & throat), and ophthalmologist (eye) with plastics surgery fellowship training and a maxillofacial (dual trained dentists/doctors) working together to restore function and cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

Not a disease: A craniofacial injury implies an injury to the face and skull. This is typically seen after motor vehicle accidents and trauma to the head from falls. Multiple facial bones may be broken and require repair. These injuries often require treatment by several specialists, including plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, trauma surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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How risky is craniofacial surgery?

How risky is craniofacial surgery?

It depends: On the type of surgery, your general health, and whether you have other medical problems. Best to talk to the surgeon about this. ...Read more

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Could craniofacial surgery be dangerous?

Could craniofacial surgery be dangerous?

Experience: Every surgery has it's risks. The experience of the surgeon, overall health of the patient, and nature of the surgery are all factors to consider. The head and face are unique in that there are many crucial structures like nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in a small space. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns and he/she should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Is craniofacial surgery dangerous? Please advise!

Is craniofacial surgery dangerous? Please advise!

The risks involved: Depend on which type of craniofacial surgery is required. Recommend that you ask the surgeon about the specific risks involved for the procedure (s) that are indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a "craniofacial team"?

What is a "craniofacial team"?

Specialized provider: A craniofacial team is a group of healthcare providers with expertise in evaluation and management of skull ("cranio") and face ("facial") deformities. These usually include: audiology, craniofacial/plastic surgery, dentistry, ear/nose/throat surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nursing, ophthalmology, oral/maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, psychology, speech therapy and a patient coordinator. ...Read more

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Why does my child with a craniofacial difference need a team approach?

Why does my child with a craniofacial difference need a team approach?

More effective care: No single healthcare provider has all of the expertise necessary for evaluation and managment of complex craniofacial disorders. Team care is more effective and more efficient than fragmented provider care for most patients with celft lip/palate and other cranifacial deformities. ...Read more

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Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Can someone enlarge their skull through craniofacial surgery?

Analyse risk/benefit: The analysis of risk/benefit would likely be against this request. Just because it is possible does not mean it should or would be considered. ...Read more

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Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Depends on age: The skull is composed with an elaborate collection of growth centers that essentially push away from each other as the skull volume increases with age. By the age of 9 most of the suture lines of the skull start to fuse & there is little added increase. Since the adolescence growth spurt occurs in the mid to late teens, there will be a point where u grow taller but your head is done. ...Read more

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How can I find the best craniofacial esthetic surgeon for an esthetic correction of an old plagiocephaly?

How can I find the best craniofacial esthetic surgeon for an esthetic correction of an old plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: Dealing with an "old" and I assume done as a baby correction of a plagiocephaly requires a multidisciplinary team that includes at the very least a craniofacial neurosurgeon and plastic surgery and also a maxillofacial surgery. You will need to find a center that has a good deal of experience as these are complex cases and need a very thorough workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: I would look for a craniofacial center in your area that deals with craniofacial surgeries - you will likely need a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon and perhaps Maxillofacial to address the various surgical issues. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

A few things: Beta blockers or pills which slowed down your heart are sometimes used. A medicine called Clonidine is next. Behavioral therapy to decrease your anxiety is another option. Surgery is the final option when nothing else works. A dermatologist who specializes immunologic problems can be found at most major medical centers. ...Read more

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How do I pick a cleftt lip/palate or craniofacial team for my child?

How do I pick a cleftt lip/palate or craniofacial team for my child?

Ask neonatal team: Many newborns with cleft lip or palate would be evaluated first by neonatologists if available. They or the nicu staff can not only give a referral to a surgical team but also provide valuable information on caring for the baby when it goes home. Also read dr. Marsh's answer. ...Read more

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Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?

Is there any plastic surgery or craniofacial type of surgery that can be done to reduce the size of someone's head?

Head size: The head bones fuse and then grow as you age. But a surgery to reduce the head doesn't sound like a good idea. As you age your body may grow into your head size. Talk to your doctor about your feelings about your head size and you may benefit from talking about it. Maybe seeing a plastic surgeon to talk about what you don't like will help you accept your body. ...Read more

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I have a 1 month baby born with a prominent broad nasal bridge. Is there something to be done at this age for this craniofacial abnormality?

I have a 1 month baby born with a prominent broad nasal bridge. Is there something to be done at this age for this craniofacial abnormality?

May be normal: We get so used to the way older kids and adults look that sometimes we are bothered by normal variations in a newborn. The midface begins to appear more narrow as the nose begins to grow forward in middle childhood. Infants tend to be flat faced and the nasal root can be broad and normal. Discuss this with you pediatrician. There are published standards for the normal variations of these features. ...Read more

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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

What does s o m r abbreviations mean on emerg report for head injury mean?

Medical records: Various institutions utilize different medical records formats. "s.O.M.R" stands for "source oriented medical record" - with specific sections: history ; physical, nursing notes, progress, laboratory and diagnostic testing. Each section is completed by individuals responsible for those sections and usually do not cross-reference data from one section to another. ...Read more

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How mich time takes to heal coxis injury?

How mich time takes to heal coxis injury?

Coccydynia: Assuming you mean the coccyx bone (tail bone), then injuries, including fractures, can take several weeks to fully heal. Because when we sit, the coccyx bone can be aggravated, it may take a little extra time to fully heal. A "donut" pillow can be helpful to take pressure of he area and assist in the healing process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How typical are injuries from dance classes?

How typical are injuries from dance classes?

Very Typical: Being the father of two dancers, both of whom danced on college teams, I can tell you dance is a very demanding sport. With all the leaps, spins and footwork injuries are common. I have seen everything from broken toes, dislocated shoulders to broken legs. One of my daughters has had both knees operated on. Dancing is not for sissies! ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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