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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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How can you know if you have a facial fracture?

How can you know if you have a facial fracture?

CT scan: Many things go into a diagnosis of a facial fracture, including the history and physical exam findings. Nasal fractures can often be diagnosed without imaging. Other than that, all other facial fractures will typically require a CT scan of the face for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I still have movent of my cheek and can feel sensations but my right side still feels numb after facial fracture will feeling come back with time?

I still have movent of my cheek and can feel sensations  but my right side still feels numb after facial fracture will feeling come back with time?

Most likely: Depending on where your facial fracture extends, your numbness may be permanent or only temporary. If the nerve was severed from the injury, the numbness will be permanent. If the nerve was only stretched or bruised, the sensation should return over the next 6-12 months. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a facial fracture?

How to know if you have a facial fracture?

Couple things: History and physical exam findings will help to make the diagnose, but a CT scan with facial protocol and 3D reconstructions are the gold standard and will make the final diagnosis. Mandible fractures can be diagnosed with panorex, however. Some fractures, like the nasal bones, don't require imaging and the diagnosis can be made by exam alone. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

Depends on severity: Some facial fractures do not require any surgical treatment and will heal on their own. More severe fractures that have multiple and displaced fractures will usually need surgical repair. A facial bone c/t scan is essential to make these decisions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

Pain after injury: The vast majority of facial fractures happen after a trauma- car wreck, assault, fall. You should have sought emergency care; thry should have examined with hands and maybe ct scan to look for these. If it's far after the event, you may notice that the teeth don't fit together normally, there are changes in the coutours/rough edges when touching the face, there's pain or the eye(s) may sink in. ...Read more

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Could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently ?

Could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently ?

Depends: If nondisplaced fracture like anywhere else in body will heal without deformity. If depression or displacement can result in deformity. The xray or CT demonstrating the fracture finding should describe the above findings. If displacement or depression then should probably consult plastic or maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Docs, could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently ?

Docs, could a facial fracture on the cheek cause any damage permanently ?

Facial fracture: If the fracture involves the floor of the orbit, the position of the eyeball could be affected and the muscles which move the eyeball could get trapped in the fracture. Your fracture needs to be evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in facial fractures. ...Read more

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How much is a typical visit to an ENT for a facial fracture? We have no insurance and I am very concerned about the cost.

How much is a typical visit to an ENT for a facial fracture? We have no insurance and I am very concerned about the cost.

Varies...$100-$200?: Try and be seen at a teaching institution, as they usually have systems in place which will help negotiate the best possible price, and payment system. The fees may vary widely, but it is important to be seen soon. If you have a facial fracture, and it requires repair, the best time for intervention is less than 7 to 10 days. After that, the risk of problems goes up a lot! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have little to no swelling if you have a facial fracture?

Yes its possible: I would say in general, most facial fractures require a significant amount of force to fracture the bone. This is transmitted through the soft tissues and they therefore will respond through swelling and bruising. The only case where you might not get much is an orbital floor fracture. The floor is as brittle as an eggshell and can break easily with a direct blow to the eyeball. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. John Christophel
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Facial Fracture (Definition)

A facial fracture is a fracture or breakage of a bone of the face. It usually occurs due to trauma, such as being punched, or striking the steering wheel ...Read more