What is a facial fracture a facial fracture is a broken bone in the face the face has a complex bone structure the facial skeleton consists of the frontal bone forehead zygomas cheekbones orbital bones eye sockets nasal bones maxillary bones upper jaw and mandible lower jaw. Illus from surgery of facial bone fractures by john e sherman md the illustration above shows a typical cheekbone fracture fracture of the zygoma causing downward displacement of the bone this is often called a tripod fracture because of the three locations of the fractures. What is facial trauma surgery maxillofacial surgery facial traumas are different types of physical traumas that appear on the face they can be burns scars lacerations nasal fractures or any other kind of facial bone fractures as well as bruises or eye injuries. A fracture is a broken bone facial fracture refers to any injury that results in a broken bone or bones of the face for example a broken nose jaw midface bones cheekbone eye socket and tmj bones
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