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Got a black eye a month and 8 weeks ago. Got A facial scan no fracture. Saw eye doc a week after. Feel some discomfort on the bone around the eye stil?

Got a black eye a month and 8 weeks ago. Got A facial scan no fracture. Saw eye doc a week after. Feel some discomfort on the bone around the eye stil?

Black eye: May be musculoskeletal/nerve irrtation but would also repeat the facial films as sometimes when it is a non displaced new fracture, you do not see the actual fracture line, but after a month the density of healing bone is different then normal bone so you will see that there was a fracture. F/u with doc/urgent care ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


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17day old black eye. Saw eye doc. Ct facial scan. No fracture. Still have mild headache on side where got hit. Is this normal at this point? Worry? : (

17day old black eye. Saw eye doc. Ct facial scan. No fracture. Still have mild headache on side where got hit. Is this normal at this point? Worry? : (

Captain Bleye?: I wouldn't worry. You could have a headache at least as long as you have that black eye. You probably had/have a small localized concussion in that area but it will eventually settle down. It's hard to predict how long but rest assured it will go away---as long as you don't re-injure yourself. Of course, if it starts to get worse then get an exam. ...Read more

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17day old black eye. Saw eye doc. Ct facial scan. No fracture. Still have mild headache on side where got hit. Is this normal at this point? Worry? : (

17day old black eye. Saw eye doc. Ct facial scan. No fracture. Still have mild headache on side where got hit. Is this normal at this point? Worry? : (

U probably had a--: -mild concussion, & post concussion head achs R common. Also with no fracture there is bone bruising, and where you were hit takes sometimes up to 6 wks 2 heal, yho you should see improvement much sooner but if touched there it will be sore. ...Read more

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19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. Should I still have a bit of swelling under my eye. Is this normal at 19days?

19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. Should I still have a bit of swelling under my eye. Is this normal at 19days?

Yes: Black eye is caused by bleeding under the skin and that blood slowly gets absorped back into your body and sometimes can take a little longer to get cleared. But it will clearup with time and nothing to worry ...Read more

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3week black eye. Saw eye doc. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Over my eye still hurt to touch. Eye uncomfortable. Have side headaches. Normal? Please help

3week black eye. Saw eye doc. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Over my eye still hurt to touch. Eye uncomfortable. Have side headaches. Normal? Please help

Reexamination of eye: Is needed to make sure you have no intra-occuar injuries some develop late. Once other injuries ruled out discoloration will disappear slowly in 6 to 8 wks. First see your Eye doctor for follow up. . ...Read more

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19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

Yes: Good you saw eye doctor, and there is no facial bone fracture (s), simply you have extravasated blood collected around subcutaneous tissue around orbit, which will take any here 6 to 8 wks to clear completely. Just use make up to mask it and avoid this in future ...Read more

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Can a ct facial scan look at fracture in the head? Got into a fight 3weeks ago. A black eye and got a ct scan. Still  have headache. Worry? Or normal

Can a ct facial scan look at fracture in the head? Got into a fight 3weeks ago. A black eye and got a ct scan. Still  have headache. Worry? Or normal

It: Depends how the scan was performed. It is likely that the scan covered the front part of the skull, but probably not the middle or back part, so it depends where you feel the potential skull fracture is located. ...Read more

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4 week got a black eye. Saw er doc, eye doc and primary doc. Ct facial scan done. No fracture. Still headaches from side of black eye. Normal? Help

4 week got a black eye. Saw er doc, eye doc and primary doc. Ct facial scan done. No fracture. Still headaches from side of black eye. Normal? Help

Have answered B 4: There may be no obvious fractures but an MRI may show more of an underlying pathology. Micro fractures bone bruises and bone edema. This does not mean that you should have 1 done but it does explain why it continues 2 B tender & sore. Also Ur brain is also bruised, and head aches R part of a post concussion syndrome. ...Read more

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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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What should be our concerns if NOTHING shows on a bone scan including old fractures.

What should be our concerns if NOTHING shows on a bone scan including old fractures.

Old fractures: May not show up as an abnormality on a bone scan. So if your bone scan is negative, no worries. ...Read more

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Feel sitting on my croccyx since 14days, from cat scan &xray its fractured. When could I normally sit, drive & normally bent my back plz?

Tincture of time: Fractures in any part of the body take time to heal up. The same could be expected from a coccyx fracture. My best advice would be to get a donut cushion, and lumbar support which should definitely help with your symptoms. We are talking about at least 3-4 month before fx heals up completely. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Also, if post menopausal consider bone density scan to r/o osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

Check with your --: -surgeon 2 make sure there is no complications. It's really only been a month, and swelling is 2 B expected still, but 2 B sure check with him/her. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a facial fracture?

How to know if you have a facial fracture?

Couple things: History and physical exam findings will help to make the diagnose, but a CT scan with facial protocol and 3D reconstructions are the gold standard and will make the final diagnosis. Mandible fractures can be diagnosed with panorex, however. Some fractures, like the nasal bones, don't require imaging and the diagnosis can be made by exam alone. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a facial fracture?

How can you know if you have a facial fracture?

CT scan: Many things go into a diagnosis of a facial fracture, including the history and physical exam findings. Nasal fractures can often be diagnosed without imaging. Other than that, all other facial fractures will typically require a CT scan of the face for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

One with experience: This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures.
Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral surgeons are all trained to treat facial fractures. BUT....not every plastic, ENT, or Oral surgeon does on a regular basis. As a plastic surgeon I fix all types of facial fractures, but the guy across the street only does tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast surg. ...Read more

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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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Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Possibly.: It is possible. Most of these are minor, improve on their own, and are treated with supportive care. If you are concerned, speak with your physician. ...Read more

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I have C7 facet fractures with pars after scan was fitted with miami brace that was 9 weeks ago will I be ok?

I have C7 facet fractures with pars after scan was fitted with miami brace that was 9 weeks ago will I be ok?

Probably: Nondisplaced facet/pars fractures usually can be successfully treated in a rigid brace like a miami j collar. Only someone who has examined you and looked at your imaging can definitively answer this. ...Read more

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Part 2, 3d scan shows no cracks on root canal tooth but still v painful to touch, what could problem be if not fractured. Thanks?

Part 2, 3d scan shows no cracks on root canal tooth but still v painful to touch, what could problem be if not fractured. Thanks?

Accessory Canal (s): There may be a minute canal that is still filled with necrotic nerve tissue. This most likely will not show up on the scan or radiographs, but may be causing inflammation at the root tip. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

Long Time: Bone healing happens very slowly. At around 6 weeks, fractures have enough strength to tolerate some load and enough mineralization to show up on an x-ray. However, the remodeling process takes up to 18 months and the bone is slowly getting stronger the entire time. ...Read more

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Is it odd that a nuclear bone scan would not detect 2 rib fractures?

Is it odd that a nuclear bone scan would not detect 2 rib fractures?

No: Bone scan is a very sensitive way to detect recent bone fractures. However many factors will affect this ability to detect them such as the time interval between the fracture and the scan, the age of the patient, and the location of the fractures. In a young patient, bone metabolism can return to a normal status very quickly. Spect study (tomography) is also very helpful to detect some lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


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