Orbital Fracture Repair
There are seven bones that form the orbit, a bony cavity that houses the eye, eye muscles, tendons, nerves, fat and blood vessels. Any blunt trauma to this area of the face should always be carefully examined to determine if any of the orbital walls have suffered a fracture. Since some of the orbital bone is eggshell-thin, fractures can occur relatively easily. Various types of trauma can also affect the eye in numerous ways, sometimes necessitating extensive reconstructive surgery.
The eye and corresponding nerves, blood vessels and muscles can become pinched or compressed in some forms of trauma. In others, they can be made to bulge outward or even come free from their moorings within the orbit. Depending on the trauma suffered, Dr. Cerrati can perform various techniques to repair any orbital fractures and restore both function and aesthetic appeal to the damaged area.
Utah Specialist for Orbital Trauma
Dr. Eric Cerrati is a talented and skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with two board certifications and a professorship at the University of Utah. Extensively trained and experienced, Dr. Cerrati can work with a multidisciplinary team to bring about a full recovery when you or a loved one suffers trauma resulting in orbital fractures and other cosmetic damage. You can be assured that Dr. Cerrati’s goal is always a full and complete restoration to functional and aesthetic wholeness for his patients.
Dr. Cerrati has hospital privileges at the University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Center, Primary Children’s Hospital and Intermountain LDS Hospital. He is often called in as part of a medical team to perform facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in trauma cases, including those involving orbital fractures. His views and knowledge are held in high regard by those with whom he works throughout the Salt Lake City and South Jordan area.
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident with resulting orbital trauma, contact the offices of Dr. Eric Cerrati for a consultation. He will be glad to cooperate with your medical team and work to ensure a complete recovery.