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Dr. John Christophel
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Facial Fracture (Overview)

A facial fracture is a fracture or breakage of a bone of the face. It usually occurs due to trauma, such as being punched, or striking the steering wheel in a car accident.


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What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

Depends on severity: Some facial fractures do not require any surgical treatment and will heal on their own. More severe fractures that have multiple and displaced fractures will usually need surgical repair. A facial bone c/t scan is essential to make these decisions. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. John Christophel
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Facial Fracture (Overview)

A facial fracture is a fracture or breakage of a bone of the face. It usually occurs due to trauma, such as being punched, or striking the steering wheel in a car accident.


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What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

Pain after injury: The vast majority of facial fractures happen after a trauma- car wreck, assault, fall. You should have sought emergency care; thry should have examined with hands and maybe ct scan to look for these. If it's far after the event, you may notice that the teeth don't fit together normally, there are changes in the coutours/rough edges when touching the face, there's pain or the eye(s) may sink in. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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How to know if you have a facial fracture?

How to know if you have a facial fracture?

It depends: Ct scan is usually best. However, panorex can look at certain areas of mandible with high sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain and swelling caused by a facial fracture that happened 7 months ago?

Is it normal to still have pain and swelling caused by a facial fracture that happened 7 months ago?

Need evaluation: Acute pain and swelling 7 months after a fracture is not normal. Needs exam to rule out infection or re-injury. ...Read more

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Can i get a facial fracture that moved 1 mm put back into its orginal place?

Depends on age of fx: If the fracture is relatively new (less than two weeks), it is likely reducible. Also depends on what bone is displaced. If it is a large bone with an incomplete fracture (like the forehead) will be hard to move. If it just a nasal bone, can usually be done with relative ease. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

Depends on severity: Some facial fractures do not require any surgical treatment and will heal on their own. More severe fractures that have multiple and displaced fractures will usually need surgical repair. A facial bone c/t scan is essential to make these decisions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

Pain after injury: The vast majority of facial fractures happen after a trauma- car wreck, assault, fall. You should have sought emergency care; thry should have examined with hands and maybe ct scan to look for these. If it's far after the event, you may notice that the teeth don't fit together normally, there are changes in the coutours/rough edges when touching the face, there's pain or the eye(s) may sink in. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a facial fracture?

It depends: Ct scan is usually best. However, panorex can look at certain areas of mandible with high sensitivity. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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