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Orbital Blowout fracture

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 4, 2012
  • 03:58 PM

Hello everyone, looking for a doctors advice if possible.

I was playing hockey one week ago and got hit in the face with a puck. I ended losing vision in that eye for a few days (but is basically completely recovered now 1 week later) and a fracture close to my nose on section where the maxillary meets the zygomatic. The Korean doctor says I need surgery but when I look at the Xray & touch it the fracture feels about a cm or 2 wide and a cm or 2 deep at most. I have read multiple times on internet that surgery is only necissary if fracture greater than 50 percent of orbital floor by the look of the xray its looks to be 10 to 20 percent. I feel great and I kind of doubt that my eye would sink (enophthalmos). So can anyone weigh in a little bit.

PS Koreans seem to have a temperment for over treatment and i have related to friends who were injured and told they need surgery only to do research of their own to find out they dont need it.

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