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Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an 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 an 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 is 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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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What is the definition or description of: open repair of rib fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of rib fracture?

Plating broken bones: Multiple rib fractures may compromise respiratory function, or a non-healing rib fracture may cause continuing pain. These conditions can sometimes be helped by cutting down to the rib and stabilizing it by screwing on a plate made of metal or other material. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Fixation of bone: Fracture of the clavicle, or collarbone , is a very common fracture. A majority of these fractures can be treated closed, or non operatively. When the fracture is significantly displaced or comminuted ( in multiple pieces) , or if the bone is through the skin, the bone may be fixed with plate and screws or a rod through the bone and across the fracture. Rare to treat this fractures open in children. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of finger fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of finger fracture?

Open fracture repair: Fractures can be treated closed (without an incision) or open (with a formal incision at surgery). There are pluses and minuses of each and the path taken depends on the location of the fracture, displaced or nondisplaced, type of fracture, and surgeon preference. ...Read more

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Will i be able to play soccer in august after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Typically after: An open repair if a fracture full contact sports are not permitted until the fracture appears to be united on x-ray and motionand stregth have returned. Icant say how it affect you specifically. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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I have an old zygoma fracture this fracture is about 20 yrs old - the hospital never repaired it and for all this time I have a slight indentation to left cheek and every now and then my face goes numb from under my eye to the top lip. Can this be repair

I have an old zygoma fracture this fracture is about 20 yrs old - the hospital never repaired it and for all this time I have a slight indentation to left cheek and every now and then my face goes numb from under my eye to the top lip.  Can this be repair

Since : Since the zygoma fracture was so long ago i think you should concentrate for now on having the right orbit fixed. The indentation could probably be filled with injectable fillers or bone grafted as a cosmetic procedure. There is a small nerve that enters the face through a small opening between the most prominent part of the cheekbone and the nostril. This supplies feeling to the area where you have the numbness. It was probably damaged at the time of the fracture. ...Read more

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I had a surgical repair of a zygoma arch fracture, L plate were put in, and one top left my eye, I have nerve pain in my teeth with filling & my knee?

I had a surgical repair of a zygoma arch fracture, L plate were put in, and one top left my eye, I have nerve pain in my teeth with filling & my knee?

2 separate problems: These are two separate conditions: 1. Toothache, see your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. 2. Knee pain see your PCP for evaluation, imaging and referral or treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. 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


Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more