Blow-out fracture of the orbit. Mechanism and correction of internal orbital fracture

Byron Smith, William F. Regan

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Abstract

A discussion of internal orbital fractures produced by hydraulic action of the orbital contents is presented. Experimental evidence for the mechanism of such fractures is described. A surgical means of correction and restoration by immediate autogenous bone grafting is outlined. Difficulty in early diagnosis is emphasized. Early surgical treatment tends to prevent later permanent deformity. An illustrative case is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-739
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1957

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