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How are facial fractures diagnosed?

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The physical examination and types of tests your doctor orders will depend on the type of injury you have.

Your doctor will examine your face for any signs of swelling and pain. He’ll also check for any changes in mobility (whether you’re able to move parts of your face). You’ll probably have X-rays taken. Most fractures will show up clearly on these tests.

From: What Are Facial Fractures? WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic: “Facial Fractures.”

NHS Cambridge University Hospitals: “Facial Fractures.”

Harvard Medical School: “Eye-Socket Fracture (Fracture of the Orbit).”

Merck Manual: “Fractures of the Jaw and Midface.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Facial Fractures.”

NHS Cambridge University Hospitals: “Facial Fractures.”

Harvard Medical School: “Eye-Socket Fracture (Fracture of the Orbit).”

Merck Manual: “Fractures of the Jaw and Midface.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

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