What can you tell me abotu a zygomatic bone fracture?

Cheek bone. The zygoma forms the bulk of your cheek. A fracture is referred to as a tripod fracture but really is a quadrapod wri splaying a common fracture pattern: 1) the boney ledge under your eye, 2) the boney rim to the outside of your eye (near temple), 3) the boney arch/ridge that travels towards the ear 4) the bone support extending down to the upper teeth/canine area. Numbness upper lip is common.

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I was hit pretty hard with a wrench on what I think is my zygomatic bone no fracture but now I have issues with my sinuses. Possible the hit is cause?

Depends. This is hard to answer without a full history and physical and reviewing your chart. If you had a CT scan it may not have shown a zygomatic fracture, but you may have had fractures of the maxillary sinus wall. Typically these don't require repair and may sometimes not even be mentioned to the patient. If thats the case, then yes the two could be related. I would review your previous records. Read more...
Maybe (not) . . . What sinus issues are you suffering from? Perhaps, it's just coincidental. Sinus congestion is common result of allergies & pollen exposure, not to mention myriad cold viruses. See your Family Doc or ENT if no improvement w/OTC antihistamines & decongestants (assuming that you're bothered by allergies & congestion). If double vision or increase pain, then see ENT & Ophth immediately. Read more...

Why would it be that my fractured zygomatic bone is painless?

Fibrous union. Most fractures are painful but if there is a fibrous union there may not be pain. Read more...
Fractures. Most fractures are painful in the first few days, and especially when muscles and joints pull on the fractured bone. The zygomatic bone is not directly involved with any joints or moving parts. Therefore if the fracture is stable (i.e. Not moving), then it might be painless. Additionally, a healed zygomatic fracture that does not impinge on nerves, muscle or blood vessels can also be painless . Read more...

How can you tell if your baby has a collar bone fracture?

They favor that side. Babies are small and broken bones are hard to detect. A baby will avoid moving that arm and will fuss if you touch that area or lay then at that side. Fortunately these injuries heal quickly and usually without permanent problems. If you suspect that your baby or child has an injury, they should be properly evaluated by a trained health care provider. This evaluation may include an x-ray. Read more...
Check with your Peds. By physical examination in any pediatric office. The good part though is that no treatment required. Read more...

How long will a fractured bone take to heal?

Fracture. The general response is 6 weeks. But it depends upon the personality of the fracture. Some bones are displaced, have poor blood supply, have multiple pieces, may be in immunocompromised hosts. Some don't heal & are called nonunions. Read more...

Could a fractured bone still hurt even after it is healed?

Many signs. Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Damage to cartilage may lead to crepitation, pain, swelling, inflammation, and limitation of motion of the affected joint. If you have injury to the cartilage, you may develop arthritic pain when the joint is put through a range of motion. Read more...