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Open Repair Of Frontal Bone Facial Fracture
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 and 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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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
1.5 yr old facial fracture, due to assault still gets tender in that area. Is that normal? Typically happens when i'm having eye pain in that eye.
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
Cranioplasty: Any bone of the face can be removed and replaced in a different position. If a cranioplasty is being done then it sounds like a bone prominence (e.g. Fibrous dysplasia) is being removed and the defect repaired with a cranioplasty procedure. This last can be done with bone from somewhere else on the head or with foreign materials of which there is a long list. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more