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What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Observe vs surgery

Seek evaluation asap.
If you require an operation, it is best done within a week or so. Depending on the fracture location, there can be significant problems if the fractures are not addressed. Seek a ent, (facial) plastic surgeon, or omfs in your area who takes care of facial trauma.

In brief: Observe vs surgery

Seek evaluation asap.
If you require an operation, it is best done within a week or so. Depending on the fracture location, there can be significant problems if the fractures are not addressed. Seek a ent, (facial) plastic surgeon, or omfs in your area who takes care of facial trauma.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluate

The primary goal is to evaluate and perform diagnostic imaging to assess the severity, comminution, displacement, and feasibility of repair. Open fractures require more urgent repair.

In brief: Evaluate

The primary goal is to evaluate and perform diagnostic imaging to assess the severity, comminution, displacement, and feasibility of repair. Open fractures require more urgent repair.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on

Age, which bones, whether displaced, over all health etc.
If elderly, nondisplaced, minimal pain eg can watch on soft diet. Aside from cost, there is little downside to surgery, however & it an prevent mult future problems.

In brief: Depends on

Age, which bones, whether displaced, over all health etc.
If elderly, nondisplaced, minimal pain eg can watch on soft diet. Aside from cost, there is little downside to surgery, however & it an prevent mult future problems.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The treatment for facial fractures may involve simple observation to placement of metal plates to stabilize the fractures to complex reconstruction to prevent other known complications.
Thin slice ct scan is currently the preferred method for evaluating facial fractures and the degree of displacement or comminution.

In brief: Depends

The treatment for facial fractures may involve simple observation to placement of metal plates to stabilize the fractures to complex reconstruction to prevent other known complications.
Thin slice ct scan is currently the preferred method for evaluating facial fractures and the degree of displacement or comminution.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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