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Doctor insights on: Is Surgery Necessary For A Fractured Eye Socket To Heal

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere. ...Read more

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My Eye socket is fractured. My sight is fine but after two weeks it is still bruised and the eye looks sunken in. Do I need surgery?

My Eye socket is fractured. My sight is fine but after two weeks it is still bruised and the eye looks sunken in. Do I need surgery?

See oculoplastic Dr.: The contraction of soft tissue, possible fibrosis/scarring may be occurring from the fracture as swelling goes down. you should see your eye doctor to be seen by an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation & fracture repair. You will be tested for range of motion, exophthalmometer to see how sunken your eye is & whether there's muscle entrapment present. Your repair needs to happen now. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Short term: These injuries heal. Once healed, unless significant additional injuries occurred, you should be back to full activity. ...Read more

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When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

EYE EMERGENCY: You must go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY. Loss of sight in your eye is an emergency and must be evaluated by an eye doctor as soon as possible. Go now. If you can't see out of it because your eyelid is swollen shut, then the eye itself might be ok. But if your eyelid is open and you can't see then you need to seek attention right NOW. ...Read more

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How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

Orbit fracture: Orbital fractures that require intervention are those that affect vision, create a cosmetic deformity or affect movement of the eye. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a eye socket fracture be fixed?

Please tell me, could a eye socket fracture be fixed?

Yes. : There are many instances in which no surgery is required for an orbital fracture. See an oculoplastic specialist. ...Read more

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Son has 2 minor fractures on a eye socket. Serious or self-healing?

Son has 2 minor fractures on a eye socket. Serious or self-healing?

"minor"=self-healing: Obviously, the important word here is "minor." whoever told you the fractures were "minor" would be the best person to answer this question, as they have seen the x-rays, examined your son, etc. If the fractures are minor, they will heal without surgery with very little risk of long-term effects. These fractures are usually non-displaced, meaning that the bone is cracked but still in place. ...Read more

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Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Of course: Any martial arts technique executed a certain way has the potential to result in serious bodily injury, including bone fractures. Be careful and train smart. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

Bone healed: Certainly by now the bone should be completely healed. You should see your surgeon to make sure and ask if Physical Therapy might be needed to rehab the arm. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm getting a micro fracture surgery done on my shoulder in about 2 weeks. I have a bone cyst in my shoulder socket, how will this surgery help?

Hi, I'm getting a micro fracture surgery done on my shoulder in about 2 weeks. I have a bone cyst in my shoulder socket, how will this surgery help?

Get second opinion!: Shoulder surgery is the worst of all joint surgeries & takes months to heal.If you go ahead for surgery add all factors to enable rapid healing.Read drhoffman.com & Dr.Hoffman narrates beautifully his journey after his hip fracture from a fall during triatholon event.He had hip surgery & describes all the supplements he took for rapid union. ...Read more

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What to do for dry burning eyes I have after having surgery for eye orbital fracture?

What to do for dry burning eyes I have after having surgery for eye orbital fracture?

Dry eyes!: Use artificial tears (consider preservative free) and oral omega-3's to make them more moist. Use the tear drops one drop 3-4 times a day, every day. If no improvement, then see your eye md for full diagnosis and treatment plans. ...Read more

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Mri showed a comminuted fibular head fracture and chrondrosis from recent acute trauma will I need surgery?

Mri showed a comminuted fibular head fracture and chrondrosis from recent acute trauma will I need surgery?

Usually not: Do not have surgery unless explanation is clear to you about expected benefits versus risk if you do not have surgery. ...Read more

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Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head require a surgery?

Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head  require a surgery?

Usually: this is a high risk risk stress fracture for progressing to catastrophic fracture. Usually recommended to pin it to prevent prigression ...Read more

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Are risks and outcomes worth surgery to r/o plri, bone fragment, unknown for decreasing clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture 8 months ag?

Are risks and outcomes worth surgery to r/o plri, bone fragment, unknown for decreasing clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture 8 months ag?

Possibly: Unclear to me what the issue is, however if persistent clicking is present following a radial head fracture it could be related to plri or an intra-articular loose body. Examination and imaging should be able to determine this. Surgery to "rule-out" plri is not recommended. If plri is present, reconstruction of the ligament should be considered. ...Read more