Orbital Floor Fractures (Blowout) Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 08, 2022
  • Author: Adam J Cohen, MD; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are orbital floor fractures?

What are the surgical options for treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What are the possible complications of orbital floor fractures?

What is the prevalence of orbital floor fractures?

What causes orbital floor fractures?

What is the pathophysiology of orbital floor fractures?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of orbital floor fractures?

What are the signs and symptoms of orbital floor fractures?

How is diplopia characterized in orbital floor fractures?

When is surgical repair of orbital floor fractures indicated?

What is the anatomy of the orbital floor relevant to orbital floor fractures?

What are contraindications for surgical repair of orbital floor fractures?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of orbital floor fractures?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of orbital floor fractures?

What is the role of forced ductions in the workup of orbital floor fractures?

Treatment

How are orbital floor fractures medically treated?

What are the surgical approaches to treatment for orbital floor fractures?

What is the transconjunctival approach to the surgical treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is the cutaneous approach to the surgical treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is the transantral approach to the surgical treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is the role of vertical osteotomy in the treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is the role of endoscopic-assisted surgery for the treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is the role of implants in the surgical treatment of orbital floor fractures?

What is included in preoperative care for orbital floor fractures?

How is surgical repair of orbital floor fractures performed?

What is included in postoperative care following surgical repair of orbital floor fractures?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of orbital floor fractures?

What are the possible surgical complications of orbital floor fractures?

What is the prognosis of orbital floor fractures?

What is the optimal timing for surgical repair of orbital floor fractures?