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Dr. David Sherris
128 doctors shared insights

Nasal Fracture (Overview)

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


Dr. David Sherris
128 doctors shared insights

Nasal Fracture (Overview)

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


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What are the main symptoms that can follow nasal fracture?

Nasal Fracture: Main symptoms of nasal fracture include nose bleeds and nasal stuffiness as well as difficulty or inability to breathe from obstructed side(s) of the nose. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

Multiple: Bruising, swelling, deviation, nosebleed and nasal obstruction are all signs of a nasal fracture. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What is the treatment for nasal fracture?

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

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
9 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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
1,471 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