Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during practice earlier this week after taking an elbow to the face. He underwent successful repair surgery on September 30th. Team coach, Fred Hoiberg, stated that he expects Rose to be available to play in the season opener on October 27, 2015. Rose will be fitted for a mask upon his return to basketball activities.
CHICAGO – Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during practice after taking an elbow to the face. He was taken to Rush University Medical Center for a medical evaluation. Team coach, Fred Hoiberg, stated on Wednesday, September 30th that Derrick Rose underwent a successful surgery to repair the orbital fracture. Team officials state that he is expected to be able to resume “basketball activities” in 2 weeks.
New York Jet’s quarterback, Geno Smith, was involved in an altercation with a teammate and suffered a punch to the face that resulted in a broken jaw. He is expected to miss 6 to 10 weeks and likely the first two games of the regular season.
Orbital fracture or fractures of the bones that comprise they eye-ball socket are exceedingly common, especially following facial trauma to the areas of the eye or cheekbone. Because of initial swelling and the location of the orbital bones, it is not easy for patients to determine if they have fractured these bones. Symptoms of a fracture are not always noticeable and are sometimes absent altogether.
Patient is a 29-year-old female who sustained a fall and injury to her face. She was seen in the emergency room and was noted to have a swollen face and nose with nose bleed. She was diagnosed with a suspected nasal bone fracture and referred for evaluation. She was seen in office and a CT scan was obtained.
Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver suffered a broken nose during a basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He underwent a procedure to repair his nose at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles, performed by Dr. Jason Hamilton, and was fitted for a custom protective mask.
Korver has returned to gameplay with a custom fit protective mask to protect his nose during healing.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 28, 2015 – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. John Joseph Rehm and Dr. Jason Hamilton with Thunder medical personnel present at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles, Calif. Westbrook will miss tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated later this week.
No. 3-ranked UFC fighter, Leslie Smith sustained a match-ending right cross to the side of her head in a bout against contender Jessica Eye. The 125lb fighter was forced to stop the fight when a hematoma in her left ear violently ruptured after a direct blow from her opponent.
The US men’s World Cup team captain and striker, Clint Dempsey, sustained a major facial injury in the US’s opening game against Ghana. As the Ghanaian player’s leg flew high, US fans saw the contact with Dempsey’s nose, and saw him fall to the ground, bloody and in obvious pain. He left the field for a short time and was tended to by team physicians, returning minutes later with no signs of bleeding.
The ear is a specialized sensory structure that is formed and protected by its sturdy cartilage framework. Unfortunately, the specialized structure of cartilage comes at a trade off, sacrificing strength for direct blood supply or innervation. Instead, surrounding perichondrial tissue supplies neighboring cartilage with metabolic support and nutrient exchange. This arrangement renders cartilage tissue highly susceptible to injuries that compromise its metabolic support.
Traumatic injuries to the ear, including infected piercings, can quickly progress to perichondritis and chondritis, conditions that can result in permanent injury as well as disfigurement.
Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Jason Hamilton, MD, discusses the need from prompt evaluation and treatment of perichondritis and ear cartilage trauma.