Facial Fracture (cont.)
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Facial Fracture Prevention
These injuries are often associated with alcohol use and fighting, motor vehicle accidents, and playing sports.
Always wear a seatbelt while driving and use proper protective gear for sports.
Facial Fracture Prognosis
Jaw (mandibular) fracture: Prognosis is usually good.
Midface (maxillary) fracture
Cheekbone (zygomatic) fracture: As an isolated injury, this usually presents a cosmetic problem only.
Temporomandibular joint dislocation: Be careful not to open the mouth widely after the jaw is put back into place, because of the risk of another dislocation of the joint.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016
Denise S Lawe, MD
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