Can The Fractured Cheekbones Come Back To Normal?
Last week I had an accident and then my left cheek was sliding upwards but it didn’t break, it just cracked.
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Injuries around the face can have a variety of effects, including a crack in the cheekbone. Cracks that are small in size, do not cause dislocation (shift), and occur in bones in the body that rarely move, may not require special treatment other than immobilization so that the fractured bone segments can be properly joined back together. But not the cheekbones.
The cheekbones are involved in various aspects of activities, such as talking, chewing food, yawning, and so on. Cracks in the cheekbones, if they are large enough, need further treatment, either by open surgery, or other therapeutic modalities. More invasive treatment is usually performed on cracks that are large enough, displaced, or involve the Le fort. In this way, the process of recombining the fractured bone and the risk of shifting can be minimized, so that the healing of the fractured bone can take place faster without causing side effects, such as malunion (improper bone healing processes, such as bending, etc.) interfere with cosmetics, but also have the potential to inhibit other bodily functions.
First of all, you should first check your condition with an orthopedic surgeon. Bring with you the results of examinations that you have had before (eg x-rays, CT scans, MRI) and show them to the doctor. By conducting a thorough evaluation, not only from physical examination, but also from supporting examinations, doctors are generally able to identify the best treatment, whether an invasive procedure such as a pen is needed, or not.
As an initial treatment:
Do not press excessively on the side of the cracked cheek
Avoid sleeping on one side of the face
Eat soft foods to facilitate the chewing process
Limit excessive physical activity first
If you feel pain, compress the painful side of the face with warm water
If an open wound appears on the skin, take care of it properly so that it is always clean and dry
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah