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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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 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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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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How can doctors treat a fractured skull?

How can doctors treat a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

Several types!: Three specialities predominantly treat these fractures. Plastic surgeons, ent, and oral surgery. It varies with the community and hospital and the interest of the physician. The most experienced physicians are usually associated with a level i or ii trauma center which sees a high volume of facial fractures. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a fractured spine?

How do doctors treat a fractured spine?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Historically, how did doctors treat fractures?

More nonoperatively: In ancient, medieval & even colonial times, there were bone setters who treated fractures. Open fractures were often treated with amputations, though many folks died from them. As the concepts of antisepsis and anesthesia came on line, surgery became an option. Even still, fractures were still largely treated with traction or casting. In the last 50 years, surgery has become an option for many. ...Read more

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How could a doctor treat a patient with multiple fractured ribs?

Rib fractures: Ribs cannot be set as other bones would. The reason is that in restraining the ribs from moving, could cause decreased respiration. A homeopathic recommendation would be Arnica and/or Symphitum. ...Read more

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How does the doctor treat the broken bone?

It depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or a brace depending on the location and type of injury. Some fractures may need to be surgically repaired. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...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


Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more