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Injured Face Overview

Another name for Injured Face is Facial Injury.

What is a facial injury?
A person with a facial injury has damage to the structures of the face, caused by an injury. Facial injuries may include damage to the bones (facial fracture) or soft tissues of the face (facial contusion), as well as the eyes and teeth. Soft tissue facial injuries include stab wounds, lacerations, abrasions, and puncture wounds.

What are the symptoms of a facial injury?
Symptoms of a facial injury 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 injury?
Treatment depends on the type of facial injury. Treatment may include cold compresses, soft diet, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be necessary for some severe facial fractures.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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