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What Sort Of Disorder Is A Facial Fracture
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
Facial injury/disord: A variety of facial disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a disease: A craniofacial injury implies an injury to the face and skull. This is typically seen after motor vehicle accidents and trauma to the head from falls. Multiple facial bones may be broken and require repair. These injuries often require treatment by several specialists, including plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, trauma surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more
Traumatic: A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema). It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rib fractures: A flail chest occurs when several ribs adjacent to each other ate fractured and a segment of the chest wall are then able to move paradoxically. During inhalation, the fractured ribs are sucked inward and during exhalation, they move outward which is opposite of the normal rib movements ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage. ...Read more
Broken bone: Cervical spine fractures are any break in the bone of the cervical spine. They can be very benign or quite difficult. Some require no treatment but most require at least bracing. There are also many times they must be treated with surgery to stabilize the fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harmful: Severe eye trauma can cause orbital fractures, ruptured globes, traumatic optic neuropathy or avulsion, hyphemas, angle recession glaucoma, macular holes, retinal tears or dialyses, cataracts or zonular dehiscence, traumatic iritis, corneal abrasions, iris sphincter tears, commotio or heme, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trauma: Trauma or injury can involve any part of the ankle mechanism, including skin , subcutaneous( fatty)tissue, nerves , tendons, ligaments and bones. Most non bone injuries heal reasonably well with immobilization with a splint, plaster cast or boot. X-rays show only bone fractures and if the fracture line is very thin or the two or more pieces of bone are not far apart, the xrays can be negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessel dilatio: An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon. Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery. ...Read more
Ice Burn: Frostbite occurs due to extreme cold temperature such that the skin and possibly deeper tissues freeze, are damaged, and potentially die. If the tissues die, an open wound may be the result or possibly an amputation of the affected part (such as a finger or toe). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Broad question: A critical injury could be many things. Life-threatening like a closed head injury or a torn major blood vessel, multiple rib fractures, etc. But a critical injury may not be life threatening, but could threaten a limb or be a major detterent to quality of life - think of a bad hand injury or a spinal cord injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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