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Medicine For Nasal Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Shape change or not: Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different from symptoms (what you feel)- these often include pain, blockage/congestion, numbness. Some patients have fractures, but no symptoms at all. Early exam and treatment (within 1 week) is most important to avoid hidden complications or long term problems. ...Read more
Surgery if deformity: Of note: nasal fractures are the 3rd most common fracture & most are undertreated. According to ENT literature: reduction of a nasal fracture is indicated in any patient with a significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. The best time for reduction may be within the first 3 hours following injury. Otherwise, most believe that waiting 3-7 days is preferable after swelling has subsided. ...Read more
Nasal fracture: Yes, a non-displaced nasal fracture will heal without intervention. Even a displaced fracture will heal, although it usually heals in the wrong spot. Just be careful of further nasal trauma as the nasal bones, in their already weakened state, could shift into an undesireable location. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might hurt but that is probably from the trauma. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Only if there are issues with breathing thru your nose. Can discuss with ent. ...Read more
See details: See an ENT doctor. You may need a submucous resection to correct the problem. ...Read more
Bone: Fracture usually describes a break in the nasal bones. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury. Even though there was only a hairline fracture of the nose, its still a broken bone. And there might have been injury to the brain in the form of a concussion. All these things can cause pain after the injury. If the pain has not subsided within a week I would consult a physician for further evaluation ...Read more
Either one: Trauma to the nose may break the nasal bones or the nasal cartilages. This can make the nose crooked or lead to nasal congestion or blockage. A nose surgeon should be able to assess the injuries ad advise how best to treat them. ...Read more
Is likely to have suffered a nasal fracture causing displacement if the area has no pain or tenderness at all.
Nasal fracture: Please consider having your nose evaluated. By a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Especially if there has been nasal bleeding, it is a good idea to have a doctor perform an intranasal examination to check for septal hematoma. ...Read more
Got a nasal fracture after being hit by the cricket ball while playing. How long should I wait before I hit the gym and lift heavy weights?
Depends on your reco: You need to discuss this with your physician. Fractures heal in 6 weeks but your physician can guide you as to the timetable. ...Read more
Depends: Any procedures undertaken on a pregnant woman are done after a careful weighing of the risks versus the benefits. Often a minor procedure can be done, with the input of your obstetrician, without any significant risk to the fetus. But sometimes not. And a fractured nose can usually wait to be fixed after the pregnancy, even though the doctor will have to re-break the bones while you're asleep. ...Read more
5-year-old son fractured nose and had closed reduction but it didn't hold and is now crooked. Docs don't want to redo. At what age can he have repair?
Later: The human skull will achieve 90% of its adult size by age 9-10 but continue to enlarge until adulthood. Open procedures like nasal surgery generally have their best chance at a good outcome the first time their done, because scar tissue is not as easy to work with. You should consult with an ENT/cosmetic surgeon on timing. Most would want to see the kid reach an age when the work would be the final ...Read more
Of course: You might want to wear a plastic brace around the face which professional athletes do when they break their nose. But without that, just be careful in the work out so you do not re-bump the nose. ...Read more
Can I run and gym with a fractured nose? It is 2 days after the injury. I am waiting to see a specialist.
Yes: Yes. Just don't bump your nose. Make sure you are treated by an ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
2-6 wks : A nasal fracture is the most common facial fractures and is common in contact sports. There is usually pain and deformity and often bleeding. Treatment will consist packing the nose to prevent further bleeding and correcting the deformity. Participation in contact sports needs to be restricted from 2-6 weeks unless the fracture can be protected by a shield or face mask. ...Read more
Accident caused severe bruising of the eye/fractured nose. 7 weeks ago, still slight dark line under the eye. Seek medical attention or just patience?
Probably patience: If everything is healing, and they eye is working normally, then allow the healing to continue. Blood pools in soft tissue after trauma and can take quite a while to completely resolve. Give it another 2 weeks unless you are having trouble with your vision, breathing, or sinuses. Take care! ...Read more
Multiple facial fracture, broken jaw, broken nose my fiance was attacked saturday, march 3, 2012. His face was kicked in and he has multiple facial fractures, broken jaw and a broken nose. He is creek indian with only indian health coverage, which is incr
This is such a tough situation to be in, and i hardly know how to begin to address the issue, that doesn't come over as just clinical and cold. Your man needs really good maxillo-facial surgical care now, immediately, no waiting. Misaligned and crushed tissue in the face starts to set and repair quickly, and he has got to have all the right x-rays and planning done as soon as is possible.
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Hit in face. Swollen black eyes and lips. Also, fractured nose. How do I reduce swelling? I have an appointment with an ear nose and throat doc soon.
Broken Nose: Use ice pack 3x daily for 72 hours. See ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more
Broken nose: "Ala" means "wing." you fractured the lateral aspect of your nose. Protection and non-operative treatment if nondisplaced. It'll heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read more
I read on a doctor's blog about xrays that "only approximately 15% of old(nasal)fractures heal by ossification." How do most nasal fractures heal then
Scar Tissus: Fibrous scar tissue like a skin laceration ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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