Cheekbone broken five years ago now having problems

Patient : I had an accident about 5 years ago, feel down a flight of stairs hit a cigarette machine at the bottom, knocked my self out and cut around my eye, from my eyebrow to my cheekbone. I was in significant pain obviously afterwards and couldn't eat solid food. I went back to the hospital and had further X-rays to my cheekbone as it was numb and hurt a lot! It was discovered I had a hairline fracture. Now 5 years on, the gap in my cheekbone is getting bigger I can put my fingertip in it, it's number, and my eye feels like it's sagging. And it is slightly. I had no aftercare from hospital after accident apart from removing the stitches. What should I do, I mentioned it to my gp last year but he dismissed there was anything wrong and only if my face basically collapsed that something would be done
Doctor :   It is possible that the fracture to your cheekbone has not healed as it should.  This can be easily confirmed by x-rays. . The numbness that you experience is as a result of injury to the facial nerve. Such injury cannot be repaired so unfortunately your numbness is permanent. It is in your best interest to have yourself examined by a faciomaxillary surgeon. He/she has specific expertise in these kinds of injuries and the appropriate treatment.

Related Q&A

Q: I feel bloated, dehydrated, nausea and I have been throwing up, phlegm hanging in my throat in the morning making me ...

Q: What is the best course of treatment for persistent Blastocystis Hominis?

Q: Fertility after contraceptive injection I was on the contraceptive injection for 3 years had my last one in March 20...

Q: Hi, I think i may have internal haemorrhoids. I have in the past (a few years ago) had piles and the other night ate ...

Q: I keep having panic attacks and i keep getting sharp pains in my chest and sharp pains are all the time

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews