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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 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 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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Can I get a facial fracture that moved 1 mm put back into its orginal place?

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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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?

Not usually, but may: Part of this depends on how the facial fracture was treated. If surgery and plating was required, swelling may take longer to resolve. Also, you would need to consider possible infection of the hardware as a cause for persistent swelling. But even without repair, I have seen patients with persistent bruising and swelling for 6 months or more. The face can take a while to release its swelling. ...Read more

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Can a facial fracture on the cheek cause permanent damage?

Can a facial fracture on the cheek cause permanent damage?

Cheek fracture: Fracture of facial bones can cause permanent deformity with depressions in the area or asymmetry between two sides of the face. It might not be apparent early on but with time becomes more obvious. However, not all cheek fractures need to be fixed. You need to discuss with the surgeon to find out if you need surgery. Also, facial fractures can cause permanent numbness at times. ...Read more

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Could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently?

Could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently?

Depends: If nondisplaced fracture like anywhere else in body will heal without deformity. If depression or displacement can result in deformity. The xray or CT demonstrating the fracture finding should describe the above findings. If displacement or depression then should probably consult plastic or maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have little to no swelling if you have a facial fracture?

Yes its possible: I would say in general, most facial fractures require a significant amount of force to fracture the bone. This is transmitted through the soft tissues and they therefore will respond through swelling and bruising. The only case where you might not get much is an orbital floor fracture. The floor is as brittle as an eggshell and can break easily with a direct blow to the eyeball. ...Read more

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Docs, could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently?

Docs, could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently?

Facial fracture: If the fracture involves the floor of the orbit, the position of the eyeball could be affected and the muscles which move the eyeball could get trapped in the fracture. Your fracture needs to be evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in facial fractures. ...Read more

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How much is a typical visit to an ENT for a facial fracture? We have no insurance and I am very concerned about the cost.

How much is a typical visit to an ENT for a facial fracture? We have no insurance and I am very concerned about the cost.

Varies...$100-$200?: Try to be seen at a teaching institution, as they usually have systems in place which will help negotiate the best possible price, and payment system. The fees may vary widely, but it is important to be seen soon. If you have a facial fracture, and it requires repair, the best time for intervention is less than 7 to 10 days. After that, the risk of problems goes up a lot! ...Read more

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I still have movent of my cheek and can feel sensations but my right side still feels numb after facial fracture will feeling come back with time?

I still have movent of my cheek and can feel sensations but my right side still feels numb after facial fracture will feeling come back with time?

Most likely: Depending on where your facial fracture extends, your numbness may be permanent or only temporary. If the nerve was severed from the injury, the numbness will be permanent. If the nerve was only stretched or bruised, the sensation should return over the next 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Multiple facial fracture, broken jaw, broken nose my fiance was attacked saturday, march 3, 2012. His face was kicked in and he has multiple facial fractures, broken jaw and a broken nose. He is creek indian with only indian health coverage, which is incr

Multiple facial fracture, broken jaw, broken nose my fiance was attacked saturday, march 3, 2012. His face was kicked in and he has multiple facial fractures, broken jaw and a broken nose. He is creek indian with only indian health coverage, which is incr

This : This is such a tough situation to be in, and i hardly know how to begin to address the issue, that doesn't come over as just clinical and cold. Your man needs really good maxillo-facial surgical care now, immediately, no waiting. Misaligned and crushed tissue in the face starts to set and repair quickly, and he has got to have all the right x-rays and planning done as soon as is possible.

Good medicine in not free! It is nobody's right to have medical care, and whether you have insurance, which just gets in the way and while sharing the financial load, creams 30% of the user medical dollars away from being used to treat people, urgent care needs to be acquired by what ever mean you can get it.

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How can you relieve the pressure from a facial fracture? Going to ENT friday but the pressure has my bf lips/teeth numb. Thanks.

How can you relieve the pressure from a facial fracture? Going to ENT friday but the pressure has my bf lips/teeth numb. Thanks.

Numbness common: Facial or tooth numbness is common with facial bone fractures. This is because the nerves pass through the cheek and jaw bones and may be injured. Fortunately this numbness will go away in most people. If you need surgery to fix the fractures that may delay the return of normal feeling. Permanent numbness can occur but is uncommon. ...Read more

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For the past few days, there is some soreness in the area under my eye and beside my nose. No swelling or bruising. Could this be a facial fracture?

For the past few days, there is some soreness in the area under my eye and beside my nose. No swelling or bruising. Could this be a facial fracture?

Lacrimal duct: THIS IS THE AREA OF THE TEAR DUCTt. THESE OFTEN PLUG UP CAUSING EXCESSIVE TEARING AS THE CLEANSING TEARS CANNOT GET TO YOUR NOSE. TRY USING A LIGHT MASSAGE OF THE AREA AND ESPECIALLY A WARM HEATING PAD SEVERAL FOR ONE HOUR APPLICATIONS. IF NO HELP, SEE YOUR EYE DOC. A FRACTURE SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY PAIN, SWELLING, DISCOLORATION AND SOMETIMES, DOUBLE VISION. ...Read more

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Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Possible: The use of the term "herbal medicines" is very broad, as there are literally hundreds of such out in the market. Theoretically, medicines (herbal or otherwise) can be used to try to relieve pain and swelling associated with an ankle fracture to varying degrees of success. ...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 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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Herbal medicine for a fractured skull, would this work?

Not aware of that: I have not heard of any benefit. Most skull fractures heal with time. ...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 a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions), I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

Any type: How badly a facial fracture effects your appearance after healing will depend on how severe the fracture was. Obviously fractures of the upper or lower jaw can displace teeth and/or cause tooth loss, again depending on severity. A sports mouth guard should be worn for all contact sports to help avoid these types of injuries. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Displacement: Any fracture that involves actual shifting of the involved bone could affect appearance. If the area of the fracture involves bone that directly supports teeth and the teeth go with the bone, there will obviously be movement of the teeth and changes to the bite. Other bones that don't directly support teeth such as the zygomatic arch in your cheek can have a big impact on appearance as well. ...Read more

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

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I had my cheekbone fractured and had a 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 are 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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Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

It depends: Any fracture may be painful so pain relieving options are always reasonable. What you can/should take for pain relief depends on what is OK for your body. You don't provide much medical background, but for example, people with liver issues often can only take minimal amounts of acetaminophen. Talk with your doctor about what options would be best for you. ...Read more

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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

Bone Healing Aids: A well-balanced diet is the best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a balanced diet. If you are taking anti inflammatory medication you should discuss the possible effects on fracture healing with your doctor. If you smoke stop while your fracture is healing. Smoking is associated with delayed fracture healing. ...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


Dr. John Christophel
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