Difference between revisions of "Zygomaticomaxillary (tripod) fracture"

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*Fx through:
#Fx through:
**1. inferior orbital rim
## inferior orbital rim
**2. lateral orbital wall
## lateral orbital wall
**3. 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 18:58, 11 June 2012


  • 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


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


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

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