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What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
One is inside: A deviated septum refers to crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can cause blockage of the nasal passages. The nasal bones ar ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Septum is inside : The nasal bones make up the bridge of your nose, while the septum is cartilage and bone between your nostrils inside your nose. Many times both are fr ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum describes the wall which divides the nose into lefty and right nostril when it is not aligned to the midline. A nasal bone fracture ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see below: A nasal fracture is a fracture of one of the bones of the nose. A deviated septum occurs when your nasal septum — the thin wall that separates your ri ... Read More
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Inside /outside: The septum is inside the nose, and if bent will block your breathing. The nasal bones are outside on your face, and you can see them. If fractured the ... Read More
Dr. Jeremy White
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nasal Anatomy: The nasal septum is in the midline of the nose and is seen on the inside. This is responsible for nasal obstruction, if it is crooked, and can result ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue , then surgery is not needed , but there could be cartilage damage in the nose are ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
37 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Altered anatomy can lead to a redisposition for sinus infections, esp post traumatic alterations. Seek the advise of an otolaryngologist for this.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
N95 respirator : Whether wearing an N95 respirator, surgical mask or cloth mask/ face cover, there can be problems. The mask nose bridge can push against skin causi ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It's okay to take Levitra (vardenafil) and Augmentin at the same time.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
No difference: A fractured bone is broken and a broken bone is fractured.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
None: No difference.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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No difference: Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fract ... Read More
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