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I had a cheekbone fracture and had on call resident not head and neck surgeon. Malpractice?

I had a cheekbone fracture and had on call resident not head and neck surgeon. Malpractice?

Residents evaluate: Best trauma centres are managed by residents, they evaluate first and call the attending surgeons if surgery is needed, most of the time have to wait till swelling goes down, some time it takes wks, . ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I had a maxilla fracture. What are some normal symptoms regarding this?

I had a maxilla fracture. What are some normal symptoms regarding this?

Depends on location: depending on the location and extent of the fracture, numbness of the cheek and bruising /swelling of the cheek and possibly gums/lining of the mouth are possible. You could have loose teeth, issues with the eye on that side, changes in how the teeth fit together and even sinus issues. You could have a depression of the cheek too. You should really discuss with your facial surgeon ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal symptoms after maxilla fracture?

Can you tell me about normal symptoms after maxilla fracture?

Maxilla fracture: The answer to your question depends. Such an injury may case pain, misaligned teeth, broken or missing teeth, bruising, swelling, or nose bleeds. These are normally caused by trauma and they can be quite serious! I highly recommend you get some personal medical attention for this problem immediately. ...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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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

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

Clavicle fracture: An open fracture is one that the bone ends puncture through the skin. An open repair involves making an incision then placing a plate and screws onto the clavicle then closing the skin. ...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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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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Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Abcesses: It sounds like you may have an abcess. The fact that your tooth is discolored is consistent with this finding. The tooth may be non-vital ("dead"), and the pain and sponginess may be due to the abcess enlarging and the pus attempting to exit from under the tissues that cover the hard palate. Contact your dds as soon as possible and keep the area clean. Warm salt water rinses should help today. ...Read more

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How much space should there be between your hard palate of your maxilla and your soft palate of your mandible?

Oropharynx: The occlusion begins in the oropharynx as the tongue comes into contact with the soft palate and posterior-pharyngeal wall. The dimensions of oropharynx in upright (antero-posterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal 5.8mm). ...Read more

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My top tooth got fractured at the crown and the roots werestuck in my palate. I got it extracted as i was in a lot of pain.Can you confirm if this was the pain I have had?

My top tooth got fractured at the crown and the roots werestuck in my palate. I got it extracted as i was in a lot of pain.Can you confirm if this was the pain I have had?

No, we can't: What you describe seems plausible and not uncommon. The dentist who has been treating you is the one and only one who can properly answer your questions. Have you asked? ...Read more

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I have just had a top tooth taken out and it was fractured y was this not seen on xray@ this cld of been cause of palate pain i had been having?

I have just had a top tooth taken out and it was fractured y was this not seen on xray@ this cld of been cause of palate pain i had been having?

Radiography: May not detect nondisplaced fractures (i.e., bone breakage without any separation of the fracture fragments). A nondisplaced tooth fracture can be responsible for mouth/palate/jaw pain, depending on where it is and whether nerves are injured. ...Read more

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A fracture in the upper palate or the skull base was suspected due to the oral surgery. Instead of getting inferior view of the mandilble, the ER took panoramic X-ray of the teeth. Is this right?

A fracture in the upper palate or the skull base was suspected due to the oral surgery.  Instead of getting inferior view of the mandilble, the ER took panoramic X-ray of the teeth. Is this right?

May be: The change in the alignment of the teeth or the open bite appearance on the panoramic may indicate a broken jaw. Broken jaw from oral surgery procedure is very rare! cone beam ct probably would be a film of choice! ...Read more

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What are symptoms for hairline fractures In the cheekbone. Can that be diagnosed without a X-ray?

If you had: a traumatic event to your cheekbone (zygomatic arch), then you may have a fracture that should show up on facial X-rays after 1-2 weeks. Persistent pain in specific location on examination of the arch as well as facial asymmetry/ abnormal indentation, etc. It's more common for the orbital bone to fracture during a traumatic fall/ accident. ...Read more

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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


Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more