Zygomatic arch fractures

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 4 Jul 2023

Zygomatic arch fractures or isolated zygomatic arch fractures are a type of zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures that are confined to the zygomatic arch. They may simple or comminuted and can occur at various sites of the zygomatic arch. They usually occur from an anterolateral force applied to the midface by falls, deceleration injuries, or assault by blunt objects etc.

Treatment and prognosis

It some situations a Gilllies procedure or a modified Gillies procedure is used.

See also

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