Neurosensory Assessment of Infraorbital Nerve Injury Following Unilateral Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture

Published: 13 July 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/j4hw68hty2.1
Kalyana Pentapati, Anupam Singh, srikanth gadichera


We aimed to assess the difference in the recovery pattern of branches of infraorbital nerve paraesthesia after zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fracture in both surgically and non-surgically managed patients. A prospective, observational study involving 31 patients with unilateral ZMC fracture - 15 in the surgical group (Group A) and 16 in the nonsurgical group (Group B) was evaluated. These patients were assessed at the time of injury, 3-months follow-up, and 6-months follow-up for the sensory function of the infraorbital nerve. The assessment of paraesthesia was performed by cotton wisp test, light touch monofilament test, and the cold thermal test A statistically significant improvement was noted on both 3 and 6 months follow-up in the malar region in group A. Other statistically significant improvements were noted only on 6 months follow-up in the infraorbital region in group A. On the 2-point discrimination test, all the facial regions showed significant improvement in both the groups over 3 months and 6 months of follow-up. Codes used in this excel sheet are: male 1 female 2 side right 1 left 2 present 1 absent 2



Manipal Academy of Higher Education


Sensory System, Maxillo-Facial Trauma, Zygomatic Fracture