Broken Face Overview
Another name for Broken Face is Facial Fracture.
What is a facial fracture?
A person with a facial fracture has a broken bone in the face. The most common type of facial fracture is a fracture to the nasal bones.
What are the symptoms of a facial fracture?
Symptoms of a facial fracture include facial pain, facial swelling, facial bruising, and facial tenderness. Other symptoms include nose deformity, double vision, and inability to move the eyes normally.
How does the doctor treat a facial fracture?
Treatment for facial fractures includes cold compresses, soft diet, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be necessary for some severe facial fractures.
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