Management of orbital floor fractures TMC experience

Original article


Mohamed Elkabir and Khalifa Elbakkush

1-Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department Tripoli Medical Centre.
2-Tripoli Eye Hospital

JMJ Vol.4 No. 3 (Winter) 2005: 206-210


Trauma to the face can result in fracture of facial bones such as the mandible, maxilla zygomatic complex, nasoethmoid and/or orbit. Orbital fracture depending on the severity and the direction of the force which can cause fracture of orbital floor, roof or the medial wall, depending on the severity of the trauma. Complications such as enophthalmos, skin scars, persistent diplopia and facial deformity can be difficult to manage and can cause psychological impact on the patient. In this article we present our experience in the management of orbital floor fracture, among the 63 patients. 90.5% of the trauma were caused by RTA and most of the drivers were not wearing the car seat belts.

Keywords: Orbital floor fracture, Causes, Management, Complications