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Department of Plastic Surgery, Hoag Hospital Newport Beachand Hoag Hospital Irvine!

Facial Fracture

Orbital Fracture Repair Newport Beach

Orbital FractureOrbital fractures usually are a result from blunt trauma to the face during sports, car accident, or an altercation. The eye sits in a compartment similar to a house with a roof, floor, and two walls. The inside wall is the most thin, fragile, and easily broken. For orbital fractures with a large amount of missing bone, tissue entrapment and vision impairment, such as double vision, can occur. Orbital fractures should be repaired and reconstructed with titanium mesh or porous polyethylene (medpor) implant. For large bony defects in the orbital floor, repair and reconstruction is necessary to prevent the globe from prolapsing over time, causing diplopia.

3D CT scan with thin orbital cuts in coronal, axial, and sagittal views are needed for accurate diagnosis and surgical planning. An ophthalmologist will also need to evaluate the patient with orbital fracture initially for any vision impairment.

As a fellowship trained plastic surgeon in both craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, Dr. Chen has received additional specialized training in the repair and reconstruction of orbital fractures.

Please contact us for more information about orbital fracture or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen.