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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Does ENT doctor check up the fracture cheek bone?

Does ENT doctor check up the fracture cheek bone?

Maxilla fracture: This fracture may be evaluated by ent, plastic surgeon, or oral surgeon--make sure they have interest and experience in this. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with radial head fracture?

Elbow fractures: Well, it depends on if they (the doc) see a lot people who slip and fall or suffer some other form of trauma that may affect the elbow. Orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine and occupational medicine docs surely get their fill of them! =). ...Read more

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Fractured right radial head on saturday. Er doc said it was non surgical and put it in a splint. Can't afford an ortho visit (no $ no ins). What to do?

Fractured right radial head on saturday. Er doc said it was non surgical and put it in a splint. Can't afford an ortho visit (no $ no ins). What to do?

Ask for help: While health insurance is expensive, you should not compromise your health. The hospital where you were seen may have assistance programs or you may qualify for government insurance. They should have counselors who can help you. If you don't qualify, you need to take care of your health and that might mean having to borrow money or make payment arrangements with the orthopedist. Talk to them. ...Read more

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I had accident last year, had fracture in right arm, so got my radial head removed and doc put a nail an wire around, for how long can I keep it inside?

I had accident last year, had fracture in right arm, so got my radial head removed and doc put a nail an wire around, for how long can I keep it inside?

It depends: From your description of your accident and injury, it's sounds like you had a radial head resection and some other forms of internal fixation. Orthopedic plates, screws, rods, wires and pins are commonly used surgically. They can typically be left inside your body without harm, but may require removal if they become noticeable or symptomatic. Presence of metal internally is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising  should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?

Yes it can: It can happen that way, but is usually caused by a fall onto the outstretched hand. If you have point tenderness over the outer elbow, or pain in that area when you rotate your forearm, it is likely to be a radial head fracture. The treatment will depend on the x-ray findings, your age and other factors. ...Read more

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But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago.got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc.have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago.got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc.have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

Black eye: at least, like any other bruise, will take 6-8 weeks for most people to resolve (=fully disappear). Head pain after neck strain (aka: headlock) can be from persisting spasm of those muscles. May benefit from massage / chiropractic / physical therapy / cool compresses -- depends on you & situation. Hope these point you to next step. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Maxillofacial: The most thoroughly trained doctors for this would be plastic surgeons who have completed a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship or Oral Surgeons who go on to Maxillofacial surgery fellowships. Otolaryngologists may also have special training in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a distal radius fracture?My doc told me I had it after 2wks.The pain has improved.Will the fracture heal by itself?Can type.

What should I do to treat a distal radius fracture?My doc told me I had it after 2wks.The pain has improved.Will the fracture heal by itself?Can type.

If non-displaced: 6-8 weeks ...but follow-up x ray(s) should be taken and if non union appears to be a problem surgical intervention is still a possibility! Hope this is helpful BTW you should be followed by an Orthopedic Specialist until healed! Dr Z ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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I think i broke/fractured my hand, what kind of doc should I see?

I think i broke/fractured my hand, what kind of doc should I see?

You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

An Orthopod or a: Ankle/foot specialist. Generally these are undisplaced so a cast/splint maybe all you need, but if its displaced or gets so, then you might need it treated surgically. Good luck. ...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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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?

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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What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

One with experience: This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures. Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral surgeons are all trained to treat facial fractures. BUT....not every plastic, ENT, or Oral surgeon does on a regular basis. As a plastic surgeon I fix all types of facial fractures, but the guy across the street only does tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast surg. ...Read more

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

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

Pain control: Usually pain control and potentially a binder. There is really not. Too much else that can be done. If it is severely painful, sometimes an intercostal block can be done, but the pain relief is temporary. ...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

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How do doctors tell you to treat a broken bone after several weeks out of cast?

It depends: Generally with progressive stretch, strengthening, range of motion, to work on soft tissue strength and flexibility. ...Read more