Fractured Cheekbone: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Fractured Cheekbone Overview

Any sort of facial injury can seriously impact your self-esteem and when you sustain a fractured cheekbone, not only is the injury extremely painful but worrying too. If you are unhappy with a diagnosis and would like to know more about free private treatment in your area, please get in touch today.

Fractured cheekbone

Fractured cheekbone

Your cheekbones support your eye socket protecting your eyeball and if you suffer any sort of damage to these bones, you should seek medical attention without delay so your injury can be correctly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Receiving the correct treatment having sustained a fractured cheekbone is of paramount importance and the same can be said of your recovery and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy is an important part of your recovery and getting the best treatment ensures you recover from an injury safely. NHS treatment for fractured cheekbones is good, but it can never be as good as the medical care and physiotherapy you receive privately because of the tight budgets that are set in place. Waiting lists are long in the NHS, whereas you could receive private treatment in a matter of days or weeks.

To find out more about fractured cheekbone injuries, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and whether you would be entitled to any sort of free private medical care and free private physiotherapy aftercare in your area, please click on the Select a Section below.

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What is the Definition of a Fractured Cheekbone?

As previously mentioned, your cheekbones are part of your eye sockets and these bones protect your eyeballs while at the same time offering support from below. Cheekbones are also connected to the side of your nose and your upper jaw. When you suffer any damage to your cheekbones, a doctor would need to carry out specific tests to establish where the fractures have occurred and whether the breaks have negatively impacted any other areas of your face.

It is also worth noting that not all cheekbone fractures require surgery or any sort of treatment which would be decided once a correct diagnosis has been established. If you do have to undergo surgery, the healing time for a fractured cheekbone could be longer than if your injury does not require surgical intervention.

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What are the Most Common Causes of a Fractured Cheekbone?

The majority of facial injuries occur are caused by sudden blunt force trauma which can happen when playing sports, if you are assaulted or involved in a fight. However, other times you might fracture a cheekbone are as follows:

  • Horseback riding
  • Road traffic accident
  • A fall

However, you may also sustain a fractured cheekbone because the bones are weakened by a health issue which includes if you suffer from dental cysts, osteoporosis or some other health issue that affects your bones.

Speak to one our health experts today and find out what treatments and medical care is available in your area free of charge. It takes a couple of minutes to find out if you would qualify to receive these as well as free private physiotherapy aftercare.

What are the Symptoms of a Fractured Cheekbones?

The symptoms of a fractured cheekbone are as follows:

  • Blurry, double vision, double vision
  • Spots floating in front of your eyes
  • A decrease in your eye movement
  • Pain when moving your eyes
  • Your eyes are sunken or not in the normal position
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Bruising
  • Numbness in your upper lip, side of your nose, or your cheek
  • A swollen or flattened cheek

You can find out in minutes whether you would be entitled to any free private medical care and free private physiotherapy aftercare in your area. A health expert would also tell you whether you qualify for any free medical aids that could help safely speed up your recovery.

How Do I Tell the Difference Between a Bruised Cheekbone and a Fractured Cheekbone?

If you receive any sort of blunt force trauma to your face whether you were involved in a road traffic accident, when you were playing sports or when you were involved in some other incident, you may not realise the full extent of your injuries. It can prove challenging when it comes to distinguishing between a bruised cheekbone and a fractured cheekbone which is why you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible following this type of facial injury. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should go to Accident and Emergency without delay:

  • Your cheek appears flattened
  • You have blood in an affected eye
  • You have trouble seeing
  • Your face and teeth go numb
  • Your face is painful and more especially around your jaw

You must seek medical attention by calling for an ambulance or by going to A&E to have your injury correctly diagnosed and treated if you believe you have suffered a fractured cheekbone. Waiting for any length of time could mean you suffer further damage making your facial injury that much harder to treat.

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How is a Fractured Cheekbone Diagnosed?

The doctor would thoroughly examine your facial injury and ask how you sustained it before ordering a series of tests to confirm an initial diagnosis. The amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing would be taken into consideration and you would be prescribed pain killers to help you cope while the tests are being done. The type of tests a doctor would carry out are as follows:

  • A series of x-rays taken at different angles
  • CT scan to establish soft tissue damage

If you are unhappy with an nhs fractured cheekbone diagnosis, you may be entitled to a free orthopaedic assessment of your broken bone report and free private medical treatment in your area. Please speak to one of our health experts who would tell you straight away what sort of treatment and aftercare you may be entitled to.

How is a Fractured Cheekbone Treated?

Once a doctor has carried out the necessary tests to confirm an initial fractured cheekbone diagnosis, they would then set in place a treatment plan which would depend on the severity and complexity of your injury. You would be given pain relief medication in the meantime.

The main goal of fractured cheekbone treatment is to realign affected bones and to ensure they remain in place to prevent any further damage being done. If your injury is severe, you may need to undergo surgery and have plates, screws, wires or other devices that “fix” damaged bones back in place. These may also be used outside damaged bones to hold a cheekbone fracture in place during the healing process.

Most plates used in this type of surgery are left in place, but occasionally they might need to be taken out should an infection flare up or you experience a lot of discomfort with them left in.

It is also worth noting that having suffered a fractured cheekbone, you should avoid blowing your nose for the first ten days following an accident that left you injured. The reason being that the action of blowing your nose could result in further swelling more especially around your eyes.

You would be prescribed a course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and it is essential that you finish the full course for the treatment to be effective.

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Could I Qualify for Any Free Treatment for a Fractured Cheekbone?

You may be entitled to free private medical care for a fractured cheekbone and this could include the following:

  • Free private treatment in your area
  • Free private physiotherapy in your area
  • Free medical ice packs
  • Free medical compresses

To find out what treatments are available in your area and whether you qualify for them, please speak to one of our health experts today.

What Sort of Free Treatment Is Available for a Fractured Cheekbone?

The sort of free treatments you may be entitled to receive having suffered a fractured cheekbone, as previously mentioned could include ice packs and medical compresses all of which could help speed up your recovery and would make you more comfortable. Call us today and find out in minutes what treatments and aftercare you may be entitled to receive in your area.

Are There Any Complications Associated with a Fractured Cheekbone?

Unfortunately, there are several complications that could develop if you sustain a fractured cheekbone and the more complex your injury is, the more risk there is of something going wrong. The main problem is as follows:

  • Damage to facial nerves which can be negatively impacted when you receive any sort of blunt force trauma to a cheekbone. Very often, this can be made worse during surgery and if any fixations need to be set in place to keep your bones where they should be
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Scarring
  • Blood spots in your eyes following surgery which typically subside over time, but need to be monitored
  • Your vision may be impaired
  • You may develop a condition known as ectropion which would need to be surgically corrected to put the outside corner of your lid back in place
  • The plates used to fix bones back in place are made of titanium and could cause an infection and therefore would need to be removed
  • The plates also set off metal detectors

If you are unhappy at the nhs treatment and aftercare you were given following an accident that left you with a fractured cheekbone, whether your injury was slight or more severe, you may be entitled to a free orthopaedic assessment of your broken bone report and you may qualify for free private medical care and physio in your area. To find out in minutes, please speak to one of our health experts today.

I Think My Doctor Missed Something When Diagnosing My Fractured Cheekbone?

If you are worried about your nhs fractured cheekbone diagnosis, broken bone report and treatment, you should research your injury as much as possible to confirm any suspicions you may have. The links at the bottom of the page provide essential reading on fractured cheekbones, the causes, diagnosis and treatment of this type of facial injury.

To find out what you may be entitled to in the way of free private medical care and free private physiotherapy, please call one of our health experts who would tell you straight away what treatments are available in your area.

How Long Does a Fractured Cheekbone Take to Heal?

Fractured cheekbone recovery time depends on the severity and complexity of your injury and whether you have responded well to treatment and surgery. With this said, any swelling and bruising should subside in anything from 2 to 3 weeks following an accident that required facial surgery.

Your face would continue to feel numb because the sensory nerves would have been negatively impacted. Because the soft tissue, skin and bones are bruised, swollen and damaged, this could lead to you experiencing short-term discomfort as well as an altered sensation.

With this said, if your injury was extremely severe, you may never recovery full sensation in your face or it could take several months to do so. Your “motor nerves” may also have been damaged which could mean that these fail to relay instructions to your facial muscles when it comes to when and how to move.

If you would like to know more about free fractured cheekbone treatments in your area and whether you would qualify to receive any of them, please call one of our health experts who would tell you in minutes what sort of medical care you may qualify for in your area.

Can I Safely Speed Up Recovery Following a Fractured Cheekbone Injury?

A fractured cheekbone is a serious injury and one that needs to be evaluated as soon as possible so a correct treatment plan can be set in place. You would need to be prescribed pain relief medication to help with the discomfort associated with this type of facial injury and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. t is essential that you finish a course of antibiotics even if you think your injury has healed to prevent the risk of developing a resistance to the medication.

Receiving private medical care for a fractured cheekbone and specialist aftercare following surgery, could help speed up your recovery safely. To find out what free treatment is available in your area and whether you would qualify to receive it, please speak to one of our health experts today.

Are There Any Long Term Health Issues Associated with a Fractured Cheekbone?

Depending on the severity and complexity of the facial injury you sustained whether in a road traffic accident, while playing sports or some other incident that left you with a fractured cheekbone, you may find that you experience some long term health issues which are detailed below:

  • The nerves in your face could have been negatively impacted by the injury and facial surgery you underwent. As such, you may experience less sensation in your face
  • You may continue to experience tingling sensations and numbness in your face
  • There may be some or a lot of facial scarring
  • Blood spots in your eyes following surgery which must be monitored to ensure they go away over time
  • Your vision may be impaired

To speak to one our health experts about free private treatment for a fractured cheekbone, please call us today. We can tell you straight away what kind of free treatment is available in your area and whether you qualify.

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Fractured cheekbone treatment

Fractured cheekbone treatment

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Links to Essential Reading

If you suffered a fractured cheekbone and would like to know more about the injury, the following link provides essential reading:

More about fractures to the cheekbone

If you are worried about an nhs diagnosis, treatment and aftercare having sustained a fractured cheekbone, the following link provides valuable information on this type of facial injury:

Essential reading on facial injuries