Facial fractures and trauma can result in the need for craniofacial surgery to restore your features. Facial trauma can happen to anyone and is often caused by an injury resulting from a car accident, sports injury, or fall. Fractures and trauma to the face require specialized care so as not to interfere with delicate features such as the eyes, ears, and nose. The physicians at the International Craniofacial Institute provide patients with exceptional care in a state-of-the-art facility that is recognized the world over. These before and after photographs show patients of different age groups and degrees of facial trauma.
Facial Fracture/Trauma Before & After Pictures in Dallas, TX
Facial Fractures | Boston Children's Hospital
The bones of the skull and face collectively make up the most complex area of skeletal real estate in the body. Analysis of the fractured face requires a knowledge of not only normal anatomy, but also of common fracture patterns in the face. Although they represent serious injuries, the workup and treatment of facial fractures is often properly delayed until more pressing problems have been addressed, such as the establishment of an adequate airway, hemodynamic stabilization, and the evaluation and treatment of other more serious injuries of the head, chest and skeleton. Once these problems have been managed, it is time to work up facial fractures. At our institution, high resolution CT is currently the imaging procedure of choice for most facial fractures. The complex anatomy and fractures of the facial bones are shown extremely well by CT, and soft tissue complications can be evaluated to a far greater degree with CT. Therefore, the plain film facial series has taken a back seat to CT in the past few years, and is now used only in certain situations, such as when the facial trauma is very focal nasal fracture , or when CT is unavailable.
Facial Bone Fractures
A facial fracture is a broken bone in the face. The face has a complex bone structure. The facial skeleton consists of the:. There are many other bones that are found deeper within the facial structure.
If you suspect that your child has a facial fracture, seek medical attention immediately. Facial fractures can result breathing impairment, since the airway can be blocked by bone fragments, swollen tissue, blood clots, dislodged teeth, or pieces of debris. They may also result from diseases, such as osteomyelitis an infection of the bone , metabolic disorders, or tumors. Fractures of the nasal bones and cheekbones can result from any severe impact to the area.