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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Unlikely: Unless it is immediately after an injury, the cartilage is usually attached to other tissues and unable to be molded. ...Read more

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Does nose (cartilage) heal on its own?

Does nose (cartilage) heal on its own?

It will heal: Nose cartilage does heal on it's own. This is great if your nose is straight but if your nose has been broken then the bones may make the softer cartilage take an abnormal shape and then your nose may heal in that abnormal shape. So if you have any injuries to your nose I would see an ENT and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How is swollen nose cartilage treated?

How is swollen nose cartilage treated?

Cause?: Depends on the cause. Trauma - ice, head elevation, OTC meds. Infection - antibiotics. Tumor - excision.
See facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My nose got hit on the right side. I heard a 'pop' sound, but there is no pain. Does the 'pop' sound mean the nose cartilage is ripped or damaged?

My nose got hit on the right side. I heard a 'pop' sound, but there is no pain. Does the 'pop' sound mean the nose cartilage is ripped or damaged?

Could be: Could be a fracture of bone or cartilage. If it looks the same, no trouble bleeding or pain, you don't need treatment. If not sure, see an ENT doc. ...Read more

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How could I know my nose cartilage is damaged?

Nasal cartilage: If the appearance of your nose bothers you, you can have it evaluated by a board certified surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

How do you know if you broke, damaged or loose your nose cartilage? What are the clues?

Cartilage: The damaged cartilage part of the nose would be swollen and deformed. An xray would be needed to see if the bony part of the nose is fractured. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my nose cartilage, painful and always bloody, was told it was sinusitis, but what caused the hole.

Not sinusitis: There are at least 3 reasons for a perforated nasal septum. And sinusitis is definitely not one of them. Previous surgery for a deviated septum, trauma and cocaine abuse would be the most common causes. Who told you that sinusitis could be a cause of a hole in the nasal cartilage? That is not true. ...Read more

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Why does my nose cartilage hurt (the bottom of the bone)? I have pressed it, did I accidentally damage (busied it) but I did not press it so hard?

Hard to damage: Cartilage, since it's a bit more forgiving than bone. The base of the bone is what's connected to the skull, and you are probably alright, just experiencing some inflammation, and swelling from the bruise. If it continues, have it checked by your pcp, so you can manage the pain. Meanwhile, if it's acute, ice packs help decompress inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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I crack my nose cartilage like some people crack their knuckles. Is it bad? What damage can it do?

Bad idea: You could conceivably dislocate your nose (requiring that it be fractured and set), and at any rate you might cause inflammation of cartilage that could be very unpleasant. Even the sound of knuckle cracking freaks some people out. If they saw (and heard) you cracking your nose you might get punched in it! ...Read more

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Doctor when I'm 5 years I was dropped and my nose cartilage is broken and now my nose is cross. So can I have it straight?

Doctor when I'm 5 years I was dropped and my nose cartilage is broken and now my nose is cross. So can I have it straight?

ENT evaluation: If you have a deviated septum or breathing issues related to the injury, a consult with an Ears, Nose, Throat specialist may be warranted. ...Read more

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How much will a broken nose bone or nose cartilage hurt? How much will the nerves on the nose bone and cartilage hurt? Which one is more painful?

It is painful: Fracturing the bone is more painful than fracturing the cartilage. Whether it's due to trauma or nasal surgery, you would be given pain medication that you would take for 4-5 days, on average, to make you more comfortable. You would also have a lot of swelling, so ice and elevation of the head will help as well. A soft diet will be necessary for one week. ...Read more

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A qualified doctor in united arab emirates for nose surgery I have a defect in the nose cartilage with born makes breathing little bit uncomfortable?

Try this: Contact a university medical school and see who is on their ENT faculty. Look to see who was trained in the United States or great britain and who does nasal surgery. That is your best bet. ...Read more

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How careful do I need to be about washing my face after septoplasty? I understand too much pressure can move the cartilage around inside my nose. Will gently dabbing it dry after washing the rest of my face be a problem? .

How careful do I need to be about washing my face after septoplasty? I understand too much pressure can move the cartilage around inside my nose. Will gently dabbing it dry after washing the rest of my face be a problem? .

Obviously: Obviously you should the nasal dressings dry immediately after your surgery. Once they are removed you can gently wash and dry your skin without massaging or rubbing your nose. ...Read more

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Does nasal cartilage heal back to its original form?

Does nasal cartilage heal back to its original form?

Not necessarily: Cartiladge has a poor blood supply & depending where it is located can be disfiguring if traumatized. It is important to have it replace to as much of the original position as possible and be followed by a reputable ENT or plastic surgeon. Splinting is important. Sometimes a re-do is necessary or further surgery and splinting. Deformity may be expected but perhaps doesn't have to b permanent. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about nasal cartilage collapsing?

Please tell me what can I do about nasal cartilage collapsing?

Surgery vs props: In the nighttime, you can use nasal-opening strips or cones to keep the nostrils open but, for a permanent solution, you would need to consult with a facial plastic surgeon who can advise you. There are surgical procedures which can restore the structural integrity of the nose so that it won't collapse. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

So many of them can: Deviated septum and blocked sinuses can cause headaches. Minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip may or may not cause. You should see an e n t doctor, if you have not yet seen one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause permanent deformed nasal from constant pressure? Nose has been swollen, flat and deformed looking on one side for 10 months?

It may be broken: If your nose is no longer appearing symmetrical, especially if is looks more pushed to one side, it may have been broken.
You might compare it its appearance in an old photo of yourself. If so, you might want to see an ENT specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. Ie.flonase ...Read more

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