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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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What are some signs of a broken nose?

What are some signs of a broken nose?

A few: Crooked nose, nosebleed, stuffy nose, bruising of nose or "black eyes", numbness of the nose. If you suspect broken nose, see ENT doc or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some signs that I have a broken nose?

What are some signs that I have a broken nose?

Some thoughts: Signs suggestive of broken nose might be obvious visible deformity, palpable bony deformities, significant bruising, difficulty breathing thru nose. Best to see a doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a broken nose?

What are the signs when you get a broken nose?

Broken Nose: Swelling, bruising, nose that moves on pushing on the bones, obvious crookedness, bleeding from inside the bones and finally xrays or ct scan can confirm as well. ...Read more

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I've had a blood test at a&e due to a broken nose they said I have a low white blood count and my mate said it's a sign of cancer as I ain't been ill.

I've had a blood test at a&e due to a broken nose they said I have a low white blood count and my mate said it's a sign of cancer as I ain't been ill.

Not true: A low blood count by itself is not indicative of cancer. See your family doctor to discuss the findings. Without knowing all the details I am unable to provide a more detailed answer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

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 than 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

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What causes a broken nose?

What causes a broken nose?

Injury: Injury to the nose with sufficient force to break the nasal bones. For repair, see a facial plastic surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Bent and broken nose. Help?

ENT: You may wish to consult with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat physician) if you have recently sustained a broken nose. ...Read more

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How can I fix my broken nose?

How can I fix my broken nose?

Reset within week: The nose can be moved back to midline within the first week of injury. See an ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I reset my broken nose?

How can I reset my broken nose?

New or old?: Recent injury? A broken nose should be reset ideally within a week of injury.
Healed broken nose? You will need a rhinoplasty to realign the bones. Make sure that you select an ENT surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for best result with noses. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken nose?

How can you treat a broken nose?

Broken Nose: The broken nose needs to be set back in place. In the first 10 to 14 days it can be pushed manually under anesthesia as the bones are still mobile. After that period chisels have to be used to break the nasal bones again to move them to the proper location. ...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 long does it take a broken nose to heal?

How long does it take a broken nose to heal?

3weeks: It usually takes about 3 weeks to be stable, 6-8 weeks for boney union and up to 2 years for bone remodeling. Avoid contact sports for 3 months. Low impact activitues can commence at 3 weeks. ...Read more

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is there a special bandage for a broken nose?

is there a special bandage for a broken nose?

Dressing Nasal Fx: Depends on severity and bleeding. Best to seek medical care ASAP. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken nose to heal?

About 6 weeks: A broken nose is a common injury and of course its severity and treatment can vary, but the average healing time is approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken nose to heal?

Several months +: Although initial healing and resolution of most of the swelling and bruising takes place in the first 2 weeks it can take several months (6 weeks +) for the nasal bones to heal. So it is important to avoid a significant bump to the nose during this time so that the healing nasal bones are not moved apart again... ...Read more

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How long would it take to get a broken nose fixed?

How long would it take to get a broken nose fixed?

Broken nose: "setting" a broken nose can often be done in the clinic, but sometimes the or. This procedure takes about 30 min. A more formal rhinoplasty may take several hours and is done in the or. ...Read more

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How exactly do they diagnose and fix a broken nose?

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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How long until you can exercise after a broken nose?

How long until you can exercise after a broken nose?

Likely right away: Assuming you have no airway obstruction, exercise could be resumed early. Of course, if you injured it playing hockey, probably not right away for that. Consult your ent, plastic surgeon or omf surgeon. ...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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What's the worst that can happen from leaving a broken nose unfixed?

What's the worst that can happen from leaving a broken nose unfixed?

Shape and breathing: An untreated broken nose may be crooked and the breathing through the nose can be obstructed. These can usually be corrected later on with surgery. It is much simpler to set a broken nose soon after an injury however but this should be done within two weeks of an injury. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a broken nose at a young age affect you as an adult?

Yes: A nasal fracture can cause nasal obstruction depending on what other structures were affected. A proper exam by an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon would demonstrate this. Other problems can also be related depending on how much damage was done. ...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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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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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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Can a broken nose be fixed without surgery?

No: No, but if it is not bent it may not need any treatment. ...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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My nose broken or something. What does a broken nose look like?

Look of broken nose: A broken nose does not have a specific look. If you hit your nose hard and it bled and subsequently became stuffy or feels funny to you, it may be broken. Have an ENT perform an external and internal examination of your nose to make sure the bones and cartilage are in the right place. ...Read more

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How long should my son avoid pe at school after having a broken nose?

How long should my son avoid pe at school after having a broken nose?

2 weeks: 2 weeks for exercise and 6 weeks for sports he could get hit in the nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a untreated broken nose 8 years ago cause constant bleeding now?

Bleeding nose: Broken nose can lead to a deviated septum which over time gets irritated by the flow of air and starts bleeding. You need to see an otolaryngologist to be evaluated for that. ...Read more

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Broken nose is the past but got it fixed, so why does my partner constantly have a cold?

This may not: Be related at all. Your partner may be suffering from allergies or may have sinus infection. You can try any allergy medications which are now available over the counter eg Claritin (loratadine), Allegra, zyrtec etc. If no better, may need to see your physician for further evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more

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I Have a broken nose and have to have it realigned next Wednesday under general anestetic I am due to fly on the Sunday will I be ok?

I Have a broken nose and have to have it realigned next Wednesday under general anestetic I am due to fly on the Sunday will I be ok?

Flying is OK b4 anes: Flying prior to having general anesthesia and surgery should not pose a problem. If your sinus is blocked from the nasal injury you may want to use a decongestant before flying to prevent sinus pressure buildup and pain. ...Read more

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My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?

My cousin's two year old boy fell over the back of the loveseat this morning. He went crashing face first to the floor. He bled on/off all day. How do we get to know if he has a broken nose?

You don't: Most 2 year olds are very flexible and a broken nose is unlikely but only an xray would tell for sure. A doctor may get an idea from the exam and amount of tenderness on palpation and movement. Make sure he can breath through his nose and there is not undue swelling and look for any devaition.
If in doubt, check it out. Sorry for slow response. ...Read more

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Are there to protect a broken nose while sleeping?

Are there to protect a broken nose while sleeping?

Broken nose: Ask your surgeon for a nasal splint that will help you protect the nose during sleep and other activities. ...Read more

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Can a rhinoplasty repair a broken nose?

Can a rhinoplasty repair a broken nose?

Reshape nose: Rhinoplasty can reconstruct and straighten a broken nose. After a traumatic nasal injury, often the bony as well as cartilaginous portions of the nose are affected, and the result is a nose with both cosmetic and functional issues. It's important to address both the breathing and the appearance when repairing these noses with rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Can I get a rhinoplasty for my broken nose?

Can I get a rhinoplasty for my broken nose?

Absolutely: Rhinoplasty is an operation to reshape the nose. When due to trauma this may be covered by insurance. It is also often combined with a septoplasty. Seek a local md w rhinoplasty experience. ...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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