Zygomatic arch fracture

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Altercation, punched in the face.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Angulated fracture of the left zygomatic arch.


Mildly displaced comminuted fracture of the left zygomatic arch shows up to 37 degrees of inwards angulation.

Case Discussion

The zygomatic arch is the third most common fractured facial bone, with a high majority of those cases being male. Early stabilization is important to maximize both cosmetic integrity and anatomical functionality 1

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Case information

rID: 48597
Published: 16th Oct 2016
Last edited: 8th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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