Difference between revisions of "Zygomaticomaxillary (tripod) fracture"

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==Background==
*Must distinguish zygomatic arch fx from [[Zygomaticomaxillary (Tripod) Fracture]]
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*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
 
**Tripod fx = fx of zygomatic arch, lat and inf orbital rims, lat wall of maxillary sinus
  

Revision as of 18:32, 11 June 2012

Background

  • 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

Diagnosis

  • Fx through:
    • 1. inferior orbital rim
    • 2. lateral orbital wall
    • 3. zygomatic arch
  • Must r/o associated ocular injuries
  • Usually requires admission and surgical repair

Disposition

  • Tripod fx w/ loss of vision or displacement: admit for IV abx and sx

See Also