Symptoms of craniofacial fracture include:
Some head injuries are serious enough to cause more than broken facial bones. If you have blood in your ears or numbness in your arms and legs, you may have a brain injury, as well. Brain injuries can cause other serious health problems.
If a bone is broken and dislodged, you may also experience symptoms from the bone pressing on your brain or nerves.
To diagnose a craniofacial fracture, your doctor will examine your face and talk with you about your symptoms. You might also have tests, such as:
Your Aurora care team, including our team of neurologists, will work with you to find the right treatment for your needs. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may need craniofacial surgery.
We are home to the Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII), which brings together dedicated neurosurgeons and advanced technology to offer you the latest surgical techniques, including the Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA), a minimally invasive procedure in which the brain is accessed through the nasal passages, resulting in: