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Cheek bone Fracture

Zygomatic fracture is the second most common bone of the face to be fractured. The group at highest risk is young males. It is usually blunt trauma to the cheek.

This bone is not fractured in one place, but in all four attachments of the zygoma to the facial skeleton. Fractures often involve fractures to the orbital floor, which may need to be repaired depending on the size of the fracture.  The fracture is often accompanied by an injury to the infraorbital nerve, which provides sensation to the cheek, upper lip, and side of the nose. If displaced, Zygomatic fractures result in a lack of cheek projection and an increased width.  This leads to a flat, wide cheek if unrepaired.

cheek bone fracture
cheek bone fracture
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