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Lactosorb Resorbable Fixation of LeFort I Fractures

  Fractures of the facial bones has occurred since the beginning of time. While the mechanisms of the injury are highly variable and the force needed to break the bone(s) is usually significant, the pattern of the facial bone injury often occurs along predictable and well known fracture lines. Such is the case with many Read More…

Improving Closed Reduction of Nasal Fracture Outcomes

  The broken nose is the most common facial fracture and references to its treatment date back a thousand years. It is usually viewed as a simple problem that is easily fixed by  trying to push back into place the displaced nasal bones. But the reality is that nasal fractures are underdiagnosed and untreated and Read More…

Case Study – Nasal Fracture Repair

  Background: The nose is the most frequently fractured bone on the face. This is undoubtably because it is a very projecting structure that makes it easier to hit than other more recessed areas of the face. Even though the nose is two-thirds cartilage in composition, the small bones in the upper nose are highly Read More…

Zygomatic Arch Fractures and Their Repair

  Facial fractures are common injuries and sporting activities are a common source of them. This was well illustrated by a well chronicled facial injury sustained recently in the NBA. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook was injured in a game last Friday in Portland when his teammate’s knee collided into the right side of his face Read More…

Sports-Related Facial Fractures in Children and Teenagers

  Facial fractures in children are not nearly as common as that in adults for a variety of reasons. Undeveloped bones that bend but do not break and less exposure to differing methods of trauma are the main reasons. But the one trauma exposure that children and teenagers are exposed is that of sports. When Read More…

Case Study: Delayed Cheekbone Fracture Repair

  Background:  Fractures of the cheek bone, like the nose, are common due to the prominence of these bones on the face. They are frequently exposed to trauma from sporting activities to fisticuffs. It fractures along the numerous legs of its bony attachments which is where it gets its common name, tripod fracture. It also Read More…

‘Unwrapping’ Cheekbone (ZMC) Fractures

  Facial fractures are a common injury and occur to the most prominent portions of the face in the vast majority of cases. These include the nose, cheeks, and jaw as frequent sites of facial fractures.. Blunt trauma is the most common cause with fists, falls, sporting activities and automobile accidents being the most common Read More…

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