Contemporary management of orbital blowout fractures

Natalie Homer, Alison Huggins, Vikram D. Durairaj

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Orbital floor blowout fractures may lead to significant morbidity, including debilitating double vision and globe malposition. Thorough evaluation and timely surgical intervention may prevent long-term sequelae. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies have demonstrated certain patients with orbital floor fractures to do well when managed conservatively. In those necessitating operative repair, precise surgical dissection and adequate fracture reduction are essential to restoring orbital anatomy and function. Novel surgical techniques and orbital floor reconstruction materials, described in this review, will further optimize patient outcomes. SUMMARY: A knowledgeable evaluation, thoughtful management strategy and modernized surgical technique can prevent long-term disability in patients with orbital floor blowout fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-316
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Orbital Fractures
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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Contemporary management of orbital blowout fractures. / Homer, Natalie; Huggins, Alison; Durairaj, Vikram D.

In: Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.08.2019, p. 310-316.

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