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Doctor insights on: Open Repair Of Orbital Fracture Other Than Blowout Fracture

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How can a repaired orbital fracture that happened 8 years ago , give me problems now with tingling and numbness?

How can a repaired orbital fracture that happened 8 years ago , give me problems now with tingling and numbness?

Orbital fracture: Sensory nerves travel along some bones of the orbit, mainly the infraorbital nerve which travels in the orbital floor and exits under the eye to supply sensation to the cheek, lower eyelid, and upper teeth on that side. The orbital floor is commonly fractured, leading to numbness. However, if a plate was placed to support the floor, it might be shifting and impinging on the nerve. Get it checked. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Is blowout surgery for a lower orbital fracture is day surgery or major surgery?

Is blowout surgery for a lower orbital fracture is day surgery or major surgery?

Depends: If the fracture is small then it is a one day surgery where you can go home later that same day. If it is a large fracture or other structures are affected then you may be in the hospital for a few days or longer. It really depends on the extent of the fracture. ...Read more

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What to expect if orbital fracture surgery?

What to expect if orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling, bruising..: Depending on the type of fracture, you may have double vision, orbital pain, swelling, bruising and eye irritation for the sutures and numbness in the face and teeth. All of these should resolve with time, although some may be permanent, especially if present before surgery. ...Read more

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What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

Restoration: The integrity of the orbit is essential for proper muscle action of the muscles controlling the eye and vision ...Read more

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What should I expect after an orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling/Irritation: After surgery for an orbital fracture, most patients will experience swelling, bruising, and irritation. These are typically short lived. Because these surgeries involve work around delicate structures of the eye, your surgeon will likely follow you closely initially to make sure there is not a reduction of vision as this may suggest compromise to the blood supply to the eye. ...Read more

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For how long does orbital fracture surgery take to heal?

Rapidly: The facial area is well vascularized and a good blood supply enhances healing. Facial fractures, even which requiring surgical assistance heal rapidly, generally over a period of 1-3 weeks. There can be some minor symptoms which last several months related to re-organization of the disrupted nervous system in the injured area. ...Read more

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I have an orbital fracture will the numbness go away and if so how long ?

I have an orbital fracture will the numbness go away and if so how long ?

Fracture: The numbness can last from weeks to months, depending on how long the nerve takes to regrow. We usually allow a year for the nerve sensation to return. ...Read more

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I heard that I may have an orbital fracture w/ entrapment. Do I need surgery for that?

I heard that I may have an orbital fracture w/ entrapment.  Do I need surgery for that?

Orbital Fracture: Greetings. By definition an orbital fracture with entrapment becomes a surgical consideration in the right patient. First you would need to have double vision with upward gaze. Also your eye movements would need to be limited because of the fracture limiting muscle movement. A CT image is usually needed prior to surgery. Finally seeing an experienced board certified surgeon is recommended. GL ...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


Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
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Orbital Fracture (Definition)

An orbital fracture is a break in any one of the bones that make the eye socket (better ...Read more