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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. Corey Clay
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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 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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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 a trauma fracture, 3 days ago, in the posterior wall of left maxillary sinus with an accumulation of blood, visible on CT. How serious is this?

I had a trauma fracture, 3 days ago,  in the posterior wall of left maxillary sinus with an accumulation of blood, visible on CT. How serious is this?

See otolaryngologist: If the fluid from the trauma remains stagnant in the sinus, it can become infected and produce a sinus infection. An evaluation and necessary treatments by an ear, nose and throat doctor is important.

In the meantime, a warm moist environment can help to break down the blood For that reason a warm shower with the water lightly hitting your face should begin to create a drainage of the blood. ...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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Sinus surgery an option for swollen sinus lining/mucus membrane, but clear sinuses? Have sticky mucus and PND. No luck with allergy meds or steroids!

Sinus surgery an option for swollen sinus lining/mucus membrane, but clear sinuses? Have sticky mucus and PND. No luck with allergy meds or steroids!

More detailed: It is said that the thickness of the sinus lining >6 mm suggests infection. With the limited info , I would get a second opinion o this issue ...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?

Cannot: Cannot make that decision for you. If tooth needs to be replaced that's a better solution than depending on retainer to hold space. If not enough bone for implant/crown a sinus lift may be the appropriate route of treatment. You need to be examined to answer your question, and we can't do physical/x-ray exam here. If your not sure, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

So many of them can: Deviated septum and blocked sinuses can cause headaches. Minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip may or may not cause. You should see an e n t doctor, if you have not yet seen one. ...Read more

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What must I do for fractured rib?

What must I do for fractured rib?

Depends: If you have only one or two fractured ribs, there isnt too much to do, and time is your best ally. Breathing exercises and pain medication really is all you can do. The pain should resolve over a span of approximately 3 months. ...Read more

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How to tell if i broke/fractured my tailbone?

How to tell if i broke/fractured my tailbone?

X-ray: Your doctor can order an x-ray or other radiographic study combined with medical history and physical examination to make this determination. ...Read more

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Who gets fractured back? What breaks exactly?

Who gets fractured back? What breaks exactly?

Anyone. The spine.: Anyone can get a fractured back. Your spine has 24 vertebrae ( 7 cervical, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar) plus the sacrum. A fracture in any of these bones is considered a fracture in the spine/back. In young healthy people it takes a very high energy trauma, like a car accident, to break the spine. In people with osteoporosis or tumors in the bone, the spine can break with minimal or no trauma. ...Read more

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What is the first thing to do for a fractured back?

Be treated: Be treated by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for further guidance and recommendations based on the type and location of the fracture and whether there is any associated neurologic issues and stability issues. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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