Medically Reviewed by Dr. David Costa Navarro
The oak bone is part of the facial skeleton and is also called the cheek knot. If you fall against the cheek or suffer a severe blow, the oak bone may break. The eye that sits above the ox leg can then also be damaged. The jaw joint can also be damaged.
Common causes of damage to the ox leg are injuries associated with bicycle accidents, sports or ill-treatment. It is usually young adults who suffer damage to the oxbone.
After an injury to the ox bone, it is common for the sensation on and under the cheek to be affected. You can get used to the reduced feeling so you don’t think about it in everyday life. Sometimes the cheek can also have a slightly different look. If the eye is damaged, you may also have impaired vision and double vision. You can also find it difficult to fit big and bite together.
If you have injured the ox bone, it is common to
- it hurts the cheek
- you get a swelling and bruise across the cheek and under the eye
- the cheek looks different, for example, the cheek knot may look sticky or uneven in the contour
- it’s hard to gap
- you have numbness across the cheek down to the teeth.
When should I seek care?
You should seek care directly at a health care center or emergency room if you think you have sustained an injury to the okra.
Call telephone number 911 for medical advice. Then you can get help to assess symptoms or help with where you can seek care.
If there is only a small crack in the leg, surgery is not usually needed. But you can get the council to eat light-chewed food until the crack is healed, as the chewing movements can make it heal worse.
If the leg is not in place it is normal for you to be operated on. You are usually anesthetized during the operation. The doctor cuts a small opening at, for example, the temple or under the upper lip and moves the pieces to the right place.
If there are multiple cracks, the doctor usually makes a larger incision and fixes the bone with one or more plates of metal or other material.