Zygomaticomaxillary (tripod) fracture

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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

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Maxillofacial Trauma

Diagnosis

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


Treatment

  • Usually requires admission and surgical repair

Disposition

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

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