Top
20
Doctor insights on: Nasal Bone Fracture

Share
1

1
Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

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 area and that requires a physician exam to make a decision. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
792 doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

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


2

2
What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture?

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

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 are on the outside of the upper part of the nose. Both or either the nasal bones and the nasal septum can be broken. Broken nasal bones may cause the outside of the nose to become crooked. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What is the difference between a deviated septum and a nasal bone fracture?

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

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 describes a broken portion of the nasal bones. Both can be corrected surgically.Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
5

5
Is it possible that an 18 year old get a 'greenstick' fracture of the nasal bone?

Is it possible that an 18 year old get a 'greenstick' fracture of the nasal bone?

Fracture: Yes, an elbow to the nose during a spirited basketball game or other sports activity can cause a greenstick fracture. ...Read more

7

7
When ppl say nasal fracture, does it mean a break of the nasal bone or the cartilage or both?

When ppl say nasal fracture, does it mean a break of the nasal bone or the cartilage or both?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Fracture: Yes it is certainly possible to re-fracture a bone especially is there is another trauma or incident that causes injury. If this is the case an x-ray is warranted. Best of luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Willsleeping more help a fractured bone to deal faster?

Not really: A fracture will take a certain amount of time to heal depending on the type and location if you are a healthy individual, there is not much you can really do to make it heal faster if you have some medical or electrolyte or vitamin deficiencies, you might benefit from having those corrected first. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more

16

16
Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Good question: Really the evidence isn't there on this yet, but it appears that the nicotine is really what slows bone healing. ...Read more

17

17
Does estrogen have Any role in the healing of a fractured bone ?

Does estrogen have Any role in the healing of a fractured bone ?

It seems so: While the exact way in which estrogen affects bone is not known, the hormone seems to affect the process called bone remodeling. Bone is constantly being built up by the action of cells called osteoblasts and simultaneously being broken down through the action of cells called osteoclasts. Estrogen seems to affect both these functions in a way that would promote bone formation and fracture healing ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How can a bone fracture heal?

How can  a bone fracture heal?

It's a complex-: -process but it is essentially: bone breaks, body realizes it, a process of removing debris & blood from the fracture, inflammatory reaction takes place & various cells do there thing and fibrous lattice is formed stem cells enter and form bone in this structure. Also blood supply is in the mix,from periosteum, it matures & bone healed. It's a genetically programmed response. ...Read more

20

20
How can you treat a bone fracture?

How can you treat a bone fracture?

Range: A wide range depending upon the patient, location, severity , acuteness and a host of factors. Orthopedic surgeons care for fractures. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
2,325 doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more