There's actually seven bones which make up the orbit.....
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Posted on: 01-08-2013.
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Zygomatic (cheek bone)
Maxilla (upper jaw)
Sphenoid (interior bone)
Ethmoid bone (interior portion of the nasal bone)
Palentine (a portion of the mouth's roof extends upward)
Lacrimal (another interior bone)
When it comes to "orbital fractures" the most common is called a tripod fracture where the frontal, zygomatic, and maxillary bones meet.
Another common fracture is called a blow-out fracture when the orbital floor, the ethmoid, palintine, lacrimal, and sphenoid bones are fractured. This usually occurs with blunt force trauma such as being hit in the eye by a baseball.
Either way, to simply say "Orbital bone fracture" is wrong, lazy, and too simplistic. We're smart people. Announcers should talk to us as such.
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