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Put stitches on the face after a fall. CT scan shows no fracture. Why there was a cracking sound while falling?

Hi, I fell on ice last evening in my driveway and landed on my face which required nine stitches on top and five flesh sutures underneath. The thing is that I heard a cracking sound and thought I had fracture something however the docs said CT scan was clear for now. I ve been told that maybe I heard the ice crack. I was also told that it may have been too early for something to show on CT scan. Please, any info would be most appreciated.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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hello.there are two possibilities here - first it is likely that the crackling sound was ice secondly sometimes small undisplaced fractures may not be seen on CT scan, in such a situation , you have nothing to worry as the fracture segments are not displaced and will not require any active intervention. you can consult your doctor again in a weeks time, by that time the swelling will subside and he will be able to examine you. thanks
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