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Doctor insights on: Open Repair Depressed Zygomatic Arch Fracture

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Ciould a zygomatic arch fracture be repaired after one week?

Ciould a zygomatic arch fracture be repaired after one week?

Maxillofacial: You may need to be evaluated by a plastic or maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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After a surgical repair of a zygomatic arch fracture 2 weeks ago, how should recovery go as far as mobility of the jaw? When should it improve?

After a surgical repair of a zygomatic arch fracture 2 weeks ago, how should recovery go as far as mobility of the jaw? When should it improve?

Zygoma Fracture: Zygomatic arch fractures can impinge the lower jaw causing decreased mobility. After surgical repair there is swelling that can hinder jaw motion for a few weeks. Your jaw motion should be improving soon. Discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a zygomatic arch fracture what will the doctor do?

I have a zygomatic arch fracture what will the doctor do?

Depends: The type of surgery required to correct your zgomatic arch fracture will depend on where the fracture is and any other bones involved. An isolated arch fracture can often be reduced by elevating the fracture through a small incision inside the mouth in the tissues between the cheek and upper jaw. A more significant fracture may require multiple approaches and the use of bone plates and screws. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Maxillofacial: The most thoroughly trained doctors for this would be plastic surgeons who have completed a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship or Oral Surgeons who go on to Maxillofacial surgery fellowships. Otolaryngologists may also have special training in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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If my zygomatic arch is fractured do I need to do anything?

If my zygomatic arch is fractured do I need to do anything?

Usually no.: For most bones on the body (including the face) if there are not displaced and stable then they do not required surgery. Only when bones are displaced or unstable will treatment be required. ...Read more

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Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle . I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. on off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. related?

Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle . I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. on off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. related?

Trigenminal Nerve: Although the anatomic points are separated by 4-5 cm. this sounds like and old blow to the head. It must have injured a branch if the Trigeminal nerve causing a neuroma- a benign nerve tumor. It is not to worry. Be grateful that you did not have a more significant Trigeminal nerve problem-a real severe pain called a tic doloreaux.. ...Read more

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I have a very small bump under my skin in what i think is the zygomatic arch. What could it be?

I have a very small bump under my skin in what i think is the zygomatic arch. What could it be?

Probably a cyst: This is probably a small cyst although you cannot make a diagnosis without an examination. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ideal treatment for depressed open skull fractures?

Ideal treatment for depressed open skull fractures?

Surgery: An open, depressed skull fracture may require surgery. A ct scan can be used to help the neurosurgeon determine proper treatment. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more