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What face protection items for high school sports to protect a broken nose?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Face shield: A clear plastic face shield provides the best protection after a broken nose. You might see college or professional players wearing these. You might need this for 2-4 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture. A larger football helmet face shield or a softball face mask will also work well.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Mask: Plastic mask or metal cage.

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