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Dr. David Sherris
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Nasal Fracture (Definition)

A lay mans way to describe a nasal fracture is to say the person has a broken nose. Nasal fractures may be ...Read more


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Can an untreated broken nose be fixed without plastic surgery?

Can an untreated broken nose be fixed without plastic surgery?

Nasal reshaping: Deformity of the nose secondary to fractures can be corrected by non-surgical means if minor/subtle and only requiring some fillers to camouflage the contour issues but the more obvious deformities will require surgical correction. See your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Broken nose always a must during facial reconstructive surgery?

Broken nose always a must during facial reconstructive surgery?

Do no harm: The nasal bones are broken during facial reconstructive surgery when the benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss the reasons with your surgery for clarification. ...Read more

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I had surgery yesterday to fix a broken nose and have been hacking up balls of blood. Is that normal?

I had surgery yesterday to fix a broken nose and have been hacking up balls of blood. Is that normal?

Yes: Whether for trauma or for cosmetic purposes, nasal surgery will often result in postoperative mucosal bleeding, but it should slow down over a few days. If it is bright red or increasing, call your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Broken nose, could cosmetic surgery treat them?

Broken nose, could cosmetic surgery treat them?

Yes: Two types of breaks (fractures) - displaced in which the bones don't align and non-displaced where the bones are fractured but in good alignment. In the acute setting, the surgeon takes a displaced fracture and reduces it (places it in proper alignment) secondarily the patient and surgeon might choose to perfect your nose by cosmetic rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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I have a broken nose and deviated septum, will i need surgery? Hello, and happy new year...So over the holiday weekend, i was out at a bar celebrating with friends, when some drunken jerks decided to get into a big fist fight. Unfortunately, i was in the

I have a broken nose and deviated septum, will i need surgery? Hello, and happy new year...So over the holiday weekend, i was out at a bar celebrating with friends, when some drunken jerks decided to get into a big fist fight. Unfortunately, i was in the

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, your nose is unlikely to return to its pre-injury position on its own. In the first 10 days or so it is possible for a surgeon to perform what is called a closed reduction. We don't typically do this bare handed, but rather use instruments to reposition the deviated nasal structure without making any incisions. You may have a deviated septum as well, which would lead to nasal obstruction. Sometimes this will improve with resetting the nose, but a septoplasty may ultimately be needed to fully improve your breathing. ...Read more

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Does insurance ever cover revision rhinoplasty? My original surgery was due to a broken nose, so it was covered. Now i need a revision rhinoplasty because i still can't breathe right. Will insurance consider the revision medically necessary because of my

Does insurance ever cover revision rhinoplasty? My original surgery was due to a broken nose, so it was covered. Now i need a revision rhinoplasty because i still can't breathe right. Will insurance consider the revision medically necessary because of my

Insurance : Insurance may cover revision of breathing difficulties but this surgery may produce little if any change in your appearance. If you are looking for a cosmetic rhinoplasty, your insurance is unlikely to cover any of the expense. However, if you are looking for a functional rhinoplasty such as a septoplasty, spreader grafts, turbinate resection, etc., insurance may cover a portion. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no

Sinus surgery my husband had sinus surgery in sept to fix broken nose duct under his eyes filled with like sand crystals his sinus cavities filled with puss he can now breathe but he suffers headaches and he says it feels like a golf ball in behind his no

Since : Since he has such persistent symptoms, I am glad that he is going back in to be seen. He may need a scope procedure to look into the sinus areas and see what the problem is. I assume he is taking a decongestant as well; if not he should be. If nothing is seen by scoping him, he may indeed need another ct scan to evaluate his persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Nose issue i was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that i had never seen before. She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue. This is due to a broken nose in second grade that i had surgery for. I've grown up with this prob

Nose issue i was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that i had never seen before.  She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue.  This is due to a broken nose in second grade that i had surgery for.  I've grown up with this prob

It : It sounds like you have narrowing of the right nasal airway due to your prior injury. This isn't something you have to have fixed if it doesn't bother you. The main concern would be if a separate mass was seen growing in the nose. You could always get a second opinion from a different ENT doctor to see what your options are. ...Read more

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Would i need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Would i need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Nondisplaced nose fx: A non displaced fracture of the nose implies that the nose bones have not moved and hence the nose is still straight. If that is correct you do not need surgery on the nose. However, there have been times when the xrays did not show any fracture but the nose became crooked after trauma. In that case you need surgery. In essence its more to do with the shape of the nose and not the detail of xrays. ...Read more

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Would i need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Would i need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Not likely: Only if there are issues with breathing thru your nose. Can discuss with ent. ...Read more

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What can I not do with a broken nose?

What can I not do with a broken nose?

Some restrictions: No strenuous activity for two weeks and no sports that you could get hit in the nose for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How exactly do they diagnose and fix a broken nose?

Exam: To see if the nose is broken it is essential to be examined by plastic surgeon or ent. An internal and external examwill show the degree of fracture and if treatment needs to be obtained. ...Read more

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Could you completely restore a broken nose to its original form?

Could you completely restore a broken nose to its original form?

Yes: Yes, usually. The broken bones must be realigned into the proper position, then held in place with a nasal splint. ...Read more

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Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Septum deviated from a broken nose?

Deviated septum: Yes, a septum can be deviated at the time of nasal fracture. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What helps swelling from a broken nose?

What helps swelling from a broken nose?

Nose fracture: Ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling. Head elevation also helps. Afrin nasal spray cvan be used to help the nasal congestion which is usually present for a few days. Be sure to be checked by an ENT within 5-7 days after the swelling goes down to see if surgery is needed. If you wait more than 10-14 days, surgery may be much more difficult and invasive. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to set a broken nose?

How long can you wait to set a broken nose?

1-2 weeks: If a broken nose has made the nose crooked, then it ought to be set within 1-2 weeks after the injury. If you wait 3 weeks or longer then the bone will be too well healed to simply reset it. Beyond that time a more involved operation with "rebreaking" the nose will be needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding ?

How long does it take for a broken nose to stop bleeding ?

Not to long but: It depends on what the damage was inside the nose. You need to compress the nose but if it does nto stop you need to contact your physician as a deeper injury take s more time to stop ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: repair broken nose?

What is the definition or description of: repair broken nose?

Reduction: Open or closed reduction of nasal fracture. Open is with an incision. closed is without an incision. Make sure your treatment is by an ENT surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more