There are 14 facial bones and eight skull or cranial bones, and every fracture deserves careful repair. While our goal is to return your appearance back to how it was before injury, we can also use the opportunity to improve your features, if that’s something you’d like to explore.
We meticulously plan fracture repair to maximize recovery and optimize appearance. Fractures treated include:
Injury to the frontal sinus may be isolated, but often occurs along with more complex breaks in the face or skull.
Mandible fracture or broken jaw
Whether a simple or compound break, we will repair this injury with the goal of restoring your profile while maximizing function.
These breaks occur in the midsection of your face, either in the center or to a side. These types of fractures can involve the maxilla, the zygoma, orbit or the naso-orbital-ethmoid complex.
The nose is the most commonly broken facial bone, and both bone or cartilage can be involved. A break not only impacts a person’s looks, but may also affect breathing.
Known as a NOE fracture, this injury involves the central, upper portion of the midface and can be extremely complex because so many bones and the medial canthal tendon may be involved.
This includes any break to the bones around the eye socket. These delicate bones require careful repair to restore appearance and protect vision.
Abbreviated to ZMC fracture, this may also be categorized as a tripod, tetrapod, quadripod, malar or trimalar fracture. These bones play a significant role in the structure and function of the face, and treatment should also consider impact on vision and potential decrease of sensation in the upper-cheek skin, lateral nose, upper lip and gums.
Zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture
This type of break involves the four bone structures of the cheek. Also known as a quadripod fracture or a quadramalar fracture, it is formerly referred to as a tripod fracture or trimalar fracture. With this fracture, there is often loss of sensation in the cheek and upper lip due to nerve damage.