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Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Yes: Yes, a fractured nose can result in a fractured septum which can obstruct sinus drainage resulting in a sinus problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I was told I have a hairline fracture in periosteum of pinky toe. What does that mean? I thought the periosteum was just a fibrous membrane?

I was told I have a hairline fracture in periosteum of pinky toe. What does that mean? I thought the periosteum was just a fibrous membrane?

You are right: You are right in saying that is not perfect terminology. The doctor may be implying that either you sustained a small occult fracture or that you injured the periosteum which can occur in a bone contusion. Either way, sound like a minor injury which should do well quickly. ...Read more

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I had sinusitis after months of surgery(femur fracture), and an IM rod was installed. How cn someone acquired sinus? Had asthma since 9, 17 now.

I had sinusitis after months of surgery(femur fracture), and an IM rod was installed. How cn someone acquired sinus? Had asthma since 9, 17 now.

Anything that causes: congestion, can lead to sinusitis. Most times it starts with a viral upper respiratory infection, or sometimes with an allergy. If the fluid sits in the sinuses, it is a good enclosed space for bacteria to grow, leading to a sinus infection(sinusitis). It is not contagious to others. ...Read more

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Sinus or ear infection atleast 1x a month.Fractured both my sinus, orbitals and nose also have a deviated septum.Could this cause it or what else?

Sinus or ear infection atleast 1x a month.Fractured both my sinus, orbitals and nose also have a deviated septum.Could this cause it or what else?

Yes: Altered anatomy can lead to a redisposition for sinus infections, esp post traumatic alterations. Seek the advise of an otolaryngologist for this. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Yes: If you develop a sinus infection that become blood borne , the infection may spread to bone. There can also be spread to the intervertebral disc . Although the occurrence is rare, it is possible are is recorded. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

No: Bad sinus disease if left untreated can cause intracranial infection or even brain abcess. The infection erodes through the bone and covering of the brain. This can cause meningitis, but not necessarily spine infection. ...Read more

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What does the word endatemous really mean . I got my xray done to check sinus . It said that the mucus membranes were endatemous?

What does the word endatemous really mean . I got my xray done to check sinus . It said that the mucus membranes were endatemous?

Mucosal thickening: "edematous" can mean swollen, but technically suggests there is extra fluid in the tissues. In the context of the sinuses, this term is a bit imprecise. Mucosal "thickening" is the preferred term, as there are many possible causes that don't necessarily involve "edema." this thickening may indicate some inflammation or infection in the sinuses or a problem with sinus drainage. ...Read more

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What can I expect to sinus and mouth membranes after close inhalation of flea balm fo 3 nin.?

What can I expect to sinus and mouth membranes after close inhalation of flea balm fo 3 nin.?

Call Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222. Incredible database of info that can answer this question quickly! ...Read more

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Dr wants to do a bone graft surgery from my gum to lift sinus membrane. I wear invisalign retainer daily, is implant necessary? cost vs risks?

Dr wants to do a bone graft surgery from my gum to lift sinus membrane. I wear invisalign retainer daily, is implant necessary? cost vs risks?

Sinus augmentation: To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted", sometimes also called a sinus augmentation. It is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed. The benefit is a dental implant. The main risk is that the sinus membrane could be punctured or torn. It is also very easy to repair. Best ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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