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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 have a rigt orbital floor fracture, what to do?

I have a rigt orbital floor fracture, what to do?

These are generally: Fixed with plate/screws by the faciomaxillary surgeons (or some ent), to prevent further problems with the eye. If the fx is undisplaced they might treat you without surgery. See a faciomax surgeon and discuss it with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of orbital fracture?

What are the most common symptoms of orbital fracture?

Varies by location: Orbital fracture is a vague term which includes several types of fractures. Symptoms could include double vision, blurry vision, pain, nose bleed, air in the orbit or cheek, etc. Some orbital fractures are basically without symptoms. You should be checked out by your eye md if you have any vision issues and see a ENT or plastic surgeon that treats facial fractures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orbital fracture?

See below: An orbital fracture is a break in any one of the bones that make the eye socket (better known as the "orbit".). ...Read more

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Had an orbital fracture years ago and never got it fixed, what should I do?

Had an orbital fracture years ago and never got it fixed, what should I do?

Maybe nothing : If you have no symptoms or enophthalmos do nothing. The biggest symptom will be double vision. If no Diplopia and they eyes appear symmetric do nothing. ...Read more

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Fractured orbital socket would give me double vision, right?

Fractured orbital socket would give me double vision, right?

Not necessarily: While double vision can be a symptom of an orbital fracture, not all orbital fractures cause double vision. If you are concerned about a fracture, especially if you were struck in the eye, you should see your doctor, even if you don't have double vision. ...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?

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

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