Proper care after surgery has an important effect on healing. Please read the following instructions carefully. Mandible Lower Jaw Fracture Surgery Post-Operative Instructions Avoid doing anything that requires heavy lifting, pushing or straining while your jaws are healing. Do not try to work you jaw back and forth against the wires.
Facial Trauma Reconstruction
Facial Trauma Reconstruction | Placentia, CA | Young Jun, DDS
Frequently Asked Questions Facial reconstruction following trauma Surgery following facial trauma may take as long as four to 14 hours, as the goal is to repair as much as possible in one operation. The surgeon may use bone grafts, taking bone from other parts of the body to repair the facial bones, or fill in smaller areas of missing bone with prosthetic materials and implants. Broken facial bones are held in place with titanium mini-plates and surgical screws. This technique is called rigid fixation.
Fractured facial bones cheek, nose or eye socket Fractured jaws upper and lower jaw The Nature Of Maxillofacial Trauma — There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries skin and gums , bone injuries fractures , or injuries to special regions such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands. Soft Tissue Injuries Of The Maxillofacial Region — When soft tissue injuries such as lacerations occur on the face, they are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts or outflow channels.
Patient Portal Facial Trauma Reconstruction Facial trauma, such as jaw fractures, orbital or eye-socket fractures, nasal fractures, cheek bone fractures, forehead fractures, and even skull fractures, require early evaluation and treatment. Typically, these types of fractures and injuries require an X-ray or CAT scan of the face. If the fractures are displaced, they usually require reduction and fixation using metal plates and screws. Sometimes lacerations can occur, requiring a repair with possible nerve or arterial repair.