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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. Erik Borncamp
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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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Overlooked zygomatic fracture: 3y ago eye: ok v2 nerve area:90% of normal feeling. Re-fracture surgery possible? Any chance to full recover of v2?

Overlooked zygomatic fracture: 3y ago eye: ok v2 nerve area:90% of normal feeling. Re-fracture surgery possible? Any chance to full recover of v2?

Zygoma fracture: Repositioning the bone may be possible if there are cosmetic or functional problems, but it is unlikely there will be any more return of nerve function. ...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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Mom fractured tibia and fibula on right foot. She had surgery recently. We noticed a large swelling on her right, fibula side. Left side doesn't. why?

Mom fractured tibia and fibula on right foot. She had surgery recently. We noticed a large swelling on her right, fibula side. Left side doesn't. why?

Check with doctor: You don't say how big you mean by "large". It's also important how long it has been since the injury and surgery, if the swelling is sore or red, or if she has any fever. Best to check with the doctor's office ASAP. Everything may be OK, but better safe than sorry! ...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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I have a forth and fifth metatarsel fracture since about oct.18. Do I need surgery? It still hurts no money who can help? I was released for work after two weeks of home time with foot elevated but it just got worst as I was working. Went back to emer

I have a forth and fifth metatarsel fracture since about oct.18. Do I need surgery? It still hurts no money who can help? I was released for work after two weeks of home time with foot elevated but it just got worst as I was working. Went back to emer

Fracture: If you are still having pain there may be an improperly healed fracture or even a false joint. You will need to see a podiatrist who will take x rays and guide you appropriately. Good luck. ...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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I had knee surgery 4-5 weeks ago to repair an osteochrondal fracture, and my foot is swelling. What does it mean, an what should I do?

Swelling: It is not uncommon to have swelling below the knee after surgery. However, it is always wise to consult your surgeon ...Read more

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After a tibia and fibula fracture on foot, and having surgery on it, will the foot have a full range of motion after surgery? Currently foot is stiff.

Probally not: What happens is when you fracture bones like the Tibia and Fibula. These bones help form the ankle joint. If these bones move it is very difficult to put them back 100 percent in place also you will usually have ligament damage along with the fracture if the bones are displaced. If surgery is needed then it probally is displaced. The doctor can try to replace the bones but you will probally have A ...Read more

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It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

Of all the Nerve.: Being numb after one week is well within normal limits. Sometimes there is little or no numbness and other times, well. Give it some time to recover, say several months. ...Read more

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I had surgery done for a navicular fracture today in my foot. How long does the nerve block last? Been 6 hours and I'm still numb/can't wiggle toes

I had surgery done for a navicular fracture today in my foot. How long does the nerve block last? Been 6 hours and I'm still numb/can't wiggle toes

Block decreases pain: Peripheral block duration depends upon what actual anesthetic agent is used in isolation or combination. They are done to decrease the pain associated with the underlying surgery. As the block wears off, pain pills (prescribed) will need to handoff the pain management duties in large part along with compression and ice therapy. In general, blocks can expect to last between 8 and 24 hours ...Read more

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6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture. Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment. Not sure on Wire surgery, pls adv?

6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture. Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment. Not sure on Wire surgery, pls adv?

Bones can heal e-: -if not aligned, but it may interfere with functions. These are called mal-unions. Meaning they healed, but not anatomically. In the foot this can cause trouble with ambulation. Better to get it done properly, as later reconstruction may not be able to get proper functioning back ...Read more

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Month Post foot surgery. Navicular avulsion fracture removal and cyst curettage. What could cause severe pain in that foot when breathing?

Month Post foot surgery. Navicular avulsion fracture removal and cyst curettage. What could cause severe pain in that foot when breathing?

R/O DVT: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral foot pain and swelling.. A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). /AVN (AVASCULAR necrosis)Also a full clotting W/U. You need a prompt exam and through W/U. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing bruising and minor swelling on the top side of foot, following distal fibula fracture surgery. Should we worry?

My friend is experiencing bruising and minor swelling on the top side of foot, following distal fibula fracture surgery. Should we worry?

Probably not: It is always smart to check with the surgeon if there is signficant pain in a new area following surgery, but gravity is usually the culprit here. With any surgery or broken bone there is always some bleeding, and in the case of the foot, one would expect that bleeding to travel downward, when visible through skin, it shows as bruisng. You will see this in bad ankle sprains even without a break. ...Read more

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