Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fractured Face Evaluation

The evaluation of a facial fracture begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with facial fractures may include:

  • Facial tenderness
  • Facial swelling
  • Facial bruising
  • Crepitus (a spongy feeling due to fractured bone or air in the tissues)
  • Deformity of the nose or face
  • Inability to move the eyes normally (double vision)
  • Inability to close the teeth normally (malocclusion)
  • Lack of symmetry of facial movement
  • Severe tenderness over a bone

Tests are required to evaluate facial fractures.

Tests that may be used to evaluate facial fractures include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fractured Face References
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