Difference between revisions of "Zygomaticomaxillary (tripod) fracture"

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#Fx through:
*Fracture through:
## inferior orbital rim
**Inferior orbital rim
## lateral orbital wall
**Lateral orbital wall
## zygomatic arch
** zygomatic arch
#Must r/o associated ocular injuries
*Must r/o associated ocular injuries
#Usually requires admission and surgical repair
*Usually requires admission and surgical repair

Revision as of 16:53, 28 June 2016


  • Must distinguish Zygomatic Arch Fracture from Zygomaticomaxillary (Tripod) Fracture
    • Tripod fx = fx of zygomatic arch, lat and inf orbital rims, lat wall of maxillary sinus

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Maxillofacial Trauma


  • Fracture through:
    • Inferior orbital rim
    • Lateral orbital wall
    • zygomatic arch
  • Must r/o associated ocular injuries


  • Usually requires admission and surgical repair


  • Loss of vision or displacement: admit for IV abx and surg

See Also