The Face Lecture 19. Facial Injuries. Injuries to the cheek, nose, lips and jaw are very common in sports - especially those with moving objects, and or contact sports. Wearing proper protective equipment can prevent many injuries.
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There may be crepitus over the nasal bridge and ecchymosis under the eyes
Mandibular fractures are the third most common fracture associated with sports participation behind the nasal and zygotic fractures.
Dental Injuries - when the tooth is displaced outwardly or laterally - try to place tooth back into its normal position
The hematoma should be aspirated by a physician to avoid permanent cartilage damage
Corneal Abrasion - a foreign body may scratch the cornea - resulting in pain and tearing
Detached Retina - damage to the posterior segment of the eye can occur with or without trauma to the anterior segment
Condition is often described as a curtain falling over their eye - or seeing flashes of light going on and off