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What Kind Of Doctor Treats Facial Fractures
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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
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
Any type: How badly a facial fracture effects your appearance after healing will depend on how severe the fracture was. Obviously fractures of the upper or lower jaw can displace teeth and/or cause tooth loss, again depending on severity. A sports mouth guard should be worn for all contact sports to help avoid these types of injuries. ...Read more
Displacement: Any fracture that involves actual shifting of the involved bone could affect appearance. If the area of the fracture involves bone that directly supports teeth and the teeth go with the bone, there will obviously be movement of the teeth and changes to the bite. Other bones that don't directly support teeth such as the zygomatic arch in your cheek can have a big impact on appearance also. ...Read more
Long Time: Bone healing happens very slowly. At around 6 weeks, fractures have enough strength to tolerate some load and enough mineralization to show up on an x-ray. However, the remodeling process takes up to 18 months and the bone is slowly getting stronger the entire time. ...Read more
After a car crash with multiple facial fractures the right side of my face is numb I can still feel hot/cold/pain will the feeling come back?
Usually: With significant facial fractures to the mid face area, there is usually some trauma to the infraorbital nerve which gives feeling to the mid face/cheek area. The combination of the trauma and subsequent surgery can "put this nerve to sleep". It can last for weeks to months. In rare cases, the nerve may have been completely divided, in which case the numbness may be more permanent. ...Read more
Multiple facial fracture, broken jaw, broken nose my fiance was attacked saturday, march 3, 2012. His face was kicked in and he has multiple facial fractures, broken jaw and a broken nose. He is creek indian with only indian health coverage, which is incr
This is such a tough situation to be in, and I hardly know how to begin to address the issue, that doesn't come over as just clinical and cold. Your man needs really good maxillo-facial surgical care now, immediately, no waiting. Misaligned and crushed tissue in the face starts to set and repair quickly, and he has got to have all the right x-rays and planning done as soon as is possible.
Good medicine in not free! It is nobody's right to have medical care, and whether or not you have insurance, which just gets in the way and while sharing the financial load, creams 30% of the user medical dollars away from being used to treat people, urgent care needs to be acquired by what ever mean you can get it.
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Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the expertise of the doctors in your region. Fractures of the facial bones can be treated by three specialties: ent, oral surgery, plastic surgery. Not all specialists in the areas treat facial fractures, but all that treat facial fractures are typically in one of those three specialties. ...Read more
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.
Be compliant: Certainly would want to follow doctors orders. Typically some form of immobilization is appropriate and over a 8-12 week period most radius fractures will be well healed. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more
You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
It depends: Generally with progressive stretch, strengthening, range of motion, to work on soft tissue strength and flexibility. ...Read more
Sacrum: Orthopedic surgeon usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
What type of doctor should I go to? I'm on alendronate and have a few fractures in spine. How long does it take for this prescription to work?
Internist/Rheumatolo: An internist or rheumatologist can answer your questions and review other options with you. There are alternate medications you can take less often and you need supplements, like calcium and vitamin d. The rx you're on begins working, to some extent, immediately, but you need a full court press on your osteoporosis because of your history of fractures. ...Read more
I had a penile fracture, with no surgery, 6 years ago. Is there any solutions that can be done? I haven't asked doctor. Which type of doctors to ask?
Urologist: A urologist would the type of physician that specializes in your condition. ...Read more
Two plates have been installed in both the forearm bone to treat the fracture. When will my forearm regain full mobility, doctor denying physiotherapy?
Need more details: A lot will depend what else was injured besides the bone i.E muscles, tendons, ligaments. Also a lot will depend on the exact type of fracture, how old you are, and how motivated you are among other things. Therapy is a key part of many orthopedic recoveries so if you don't feel you are making adequate progress you should speak to your doctor again. Best of luck. ...Read more
Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?
How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.
Ankle stiffness: Did you ask your doctor about the stiffness? If not, give him or her a call about it and bring up any other concerns you may have. ...Read more
Got a black eye a month and 8 weeks ago. Got A facial scan no fracture. Saw eye doc a week after. Feel some discomfort on the bone around the eye stil?
Black eye: May be musculoskeletal/nerve irrtation but would also repeat the facial films as sometimes when it is a non displaced new fracture, you do not see the actual fracture line, but after a month the density of healing bone is different then normal bone so you will see that there was a fracture. F/u with doc/urgent care ...Read more
Pelvic floor dysfunction (urine inconsistent and constipation) after accident and stable pelvic fracture, how to treat? Doctor saying rest.
19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. The bottom still feels a bit swelling. Should I keep using ice? How long?
No leave it alone: No no need to put ice on it now. You can leave it alone and it will get better with the time. Ice will not help any more ...Read more
19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. Its still puffy under my eye. Should I keep putting ice at 19 day? Swelling?
Heat is probably: Better than ice at this stage. If swelling does not improve in 1-2 weeks, go back to your doctor. ...Read more
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