Doctor insights on: Zygomatic arch fracture surgery

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Ciould a zygomatic arch fracture be repaired after one week?

Ciould a zygomatic arch fracture be repaired after one week?

Maxillofacial: You may need to be evaluated by a plastic or maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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I have a zygomatic arch fracture what will the doctor do?

I have a zygomatic arch fracture what will the doctor do?

Depends: The type of surgery required to correct your zgomatic arch fracture will depend on where the fracture is and any other bones involved. An isolated arch fracture can often be reduced by elevating the fracture through a small incision inside the mouth in the tissues between the cheek and upper jaw. A more significant fracture may require multiple approaches and the use of bone plates and screws. ...Read more

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After a surgical repair of a zygomatic arch fracture 2 weeks ago, how should recovery go as far as mobility of the jaw? When should it improve?

After a surgical repair of a zygomatic arch fracture 2 weeks ago, how should recovery go as far as mobility of the jaw? When should it improve?

Zygoma Fracture: Zygomatic arch fractures can impinge the lower jaw causing decreased mobility. After surgical repair there is swelling that can hinder jaw motion for a few weeks. Your jaw motion should be improving soon. Discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...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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If my zygomatic arch is fractured do I need to do anything?

If my zygomatic arch is fractured do I need to do anything?

Usually no.: For most bones on the body (including the face) if there are not displaced and stable then they do not required surgery. Only when bones are displaced or unstable will treatment be required. ...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 have a very small bump under my skin in what I think is the zygomatic arch. What could it be?

I have a very small bump under my skin in what I think is the zygomatic arch. What could it be?

Probably a cyst: This is probably a small cyst although you cannot make a diagnosis without an examination. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle. I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. On off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. Related?

Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle. I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. On off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. Related?

Trigenminal Nerve: Although the anatomic points are separated by 4-5 cm. This sounds like and old blow to the head. It must have injured a branch if the Trigeminal nerve causing a neuroma- a benign nerve tumor. It is not to worry. Be grateful that you did not have a more significant Trigeminal nerve problem-a real severe pain called a tic doloreaux.. ...Read more

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Since surgery to fix 5th met fracture rt foot I have severe numbness and foot always frigid cant warm it what is the problem?

Since surgery to fix 5th met fracture rt foot I have severe numbness and foot always frigid cant warm it what is the problem?

CRPS: Consider complex regional pain syndrome. Formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. If your surgeon is not able to help you, then get another opinion, most likely with a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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I had surgery for displaced fractures of metatarsal 2 and 3. does my foot need to be immobile? I have a boot and was advised that weight bearing ok

I had surgery for displaced fractures of metatarsal 2 and 3. does my foot need to be immobile? I have a boot and was advised that weight bearing ok

No: Weight bearing is ok with boot, but of course no running, jumping. You can walk on it, but be reasonable and do not overdo use. But you do not have to be immobile. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

Talus fracture: If your orthopaedic surgeon is recommending operative treatment of your talus 5 weeks after surgery it is likely that it may be displaced and require realignment. A displaced talus fracture that is not treated will likely result in pain, disability, and progression to arthritis. At 5 weeks after injury it may be difficult to properly align the talus but it can be done. ...Read more

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Mom requires surgery after fractured foot. It's been a month since she fractured her foot, is there any risk to surgery since we didn't do right away?

Potentially: Doing delayed surgery for a fracture can potentially make the surgery more difficult and also may even change the nature of the surgery recommended itself. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. Good question. ...Read more

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If my fractured sesamoud bone-foot- needs to be removed, will waiting 6 months make the surgery more difficult or increase the risk of complication?

If my fractured sesamoud bone-foot- needs to be removed, will waiting 6 months make the surgery more difficult or increase the risk of complication?

Sesamoid: Waiting may actually give the body a chance to resolve this. I have yet to see a fractured sesamoid under the big toe joint not resolve with conservative assistance. This does not preclude other sesamoids from needing surgical excision, however. ...Read more

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I just had surgery on my foot. 2 days later I developed fracture blisters and a strep infection. Are these related to the surgery?

I just had surgery on my foot. 2 days later I developed fracture blisters and a strep infection. Are these related to the surgery?

Not enough info: You said that you had fracture blisters. Did you have a fracture? Was it an open fracture? An infection can happen after any operation-that's a risk of surgery. ...Read more

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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