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Doctor insights on: Open Repair Of Hyoid Bone Fracture Upper Neck Bone

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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Why ru removing the : Hyoid bone? That is the important question to go over with ENT surgeon. If removed you may have variation on swallowing, speech, tongue movement. But should not affect the basic functions of swallowing or talking. It may feel or sound different. However, depending on the type of surgery, codition, and complexity of surgery there may be other changes. Talk to your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Sometimes surgery: Most cases do not require surgery.. Most cases are treated with conservative management, rest/observation, diet changes, and analgesia, some cases require tracheotomy.Only 10% require surgery. Observed for 48-72 hours after trauma, may develop rapid bleeding, swelling, discolorationa, ecchymosis and spasm resulting in life threatening event..Usual outcome from fractured hyoid bone is good. ...Read more

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Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Depends on history: If you had a trauma (fall, car accident, etc) then a fractured bone is possible and you should get an xray or ct scan asap. If no trauma, you could still have a pinched nerve and evaluation with health care provider and imaging is still a good idea. ...Read more

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My husband has a broken hyoid bone and he is now having pains in the lower part of his throat and loosing his voice what should he do and what can be?

My husband has a broken hyoid bone and he is now having pains in the lower part of his throat and loosing his voice what should he do and what can be?

See your doctor: Broken hyoid bone and lose of voice demands seeing your doctor, or better yet and ear nose and throat specialist. The issue not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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After touching and pushing on my hyoid bone it feels like I have a massive lump in my throat is this normal or have I caused damage?

After touching and pushing on my hyoid bone it feels like I have a massive lump in my throat is this normal or have I caused damage?

Throat swelling: Possibly you irritated your throat. Try ice compresses and ice drinks. Clear.ease lozenges - one 4x a day melt in mouth is also excellent to reduce throat swelling. If this persists, concern of a displacement and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have broken hyoid bone by being grabbed by the throat?

Is it possible to have broken hyoid bone by being grabbed by the throat?

It is an uncommon: fracture, but yes,, if someone tried to strangle you with sufficient force, it could fracture the hyoid. ...Read more

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I have a clicking feeling/sound when swallowing to the right of my hyoid bone when it reaches the top of the throat when swallowing. healthy 25 yo?

I have a clicking feeling/sound when swallowing to the right of my hyoid bone when it reaches the top of the throat when swallowing. healthy 25 yo?

Well: Was there any injury to your throat or Nick?. This is probably harmless if there's no pain and no injury.for specific diagnosis and treatment see a ear nose and throat doctor ...Read more

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My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. is this normal?

Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes, and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more

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I have a broken bone in my neck, I am wearing a neck brace, is it ok if i lay on my back or is it better if i sleep sitting up the bone is broken on the second verterbrae , is it better if i sleep sitting up or laying down

Neck fracture: I assume you are not having neurologic symptoms and your physician is not concerned about potential neurologic deficits. If the fracture is not of this concern and possibly involves more peripheral structures like a spinous or transverse process, it primarily will depend upon what is most comfortable for you. Either seated or supine would be reasonable. ...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


Bone (Definition)

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