Orbital Fracture Repair
If you have ever watched contact sports, especially those without helmets like boxing, soccer or basketball, you may have seen an orbital fracture occur. The bones surrounding the eyes are thin and can be easily cracked or fractured when an elbow or fist hits the face. Orbital fractures can happen and even go undetected from many other types of accidents and impacts. Some fractures can heal on their own with rest and ice, but others may cause complications, needing reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Joseph Rousso has spent many years dedicated to his education, training and practice to become one of the leading facial reconstructive surgeons in his field. As a double certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery, he can offer the best care when a delicate area like the orbital socket must be repaired. His focus on form and function ensure that not only will the orbital bones be repaired to protect the vision of the patient, but the aesthetic form of the face is also retained.
Types of Orbital or Eye Socket Fractures
Blunt force trauma to the eye area can cause one or more types of orbital fractures. The type of reconstruction needed depends on where the fracture occurs and if it is inhibiting the vision or eye movement of the patient. The three main types of fractures of the orbital sockets include:
- Orbital Rim Fracture. This type fracture impacts the outer, top edge of the eye socket by the forehead or the cheekbone. This is more common in auto accidents than with falls or sport injuries.
- Blowout Fracture. When a crack forms at the base of the eye socket, this is called a blowout fracture, and it is the type most likely to cause pinched eye muscles and movement issues.
- Direct Orbital Floor Fracture. When the fracture extends from the orbital rim to the floor of the socket, it called a direct orbital floor fracture.
If you have had any of these types of orbital fractures that has disfigured your face or caused any eye or vision problems, contact our NYC office for an orbital fracture repair consultation with Dr. Rousso.