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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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
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,See 4 more doctor answers
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.
Sinus or ear infection atleast 1x a month. Fractured both my sinus, orbitals and nose also have a deviated septum. Could this cause it or what else?
Yes: Altered anatomy can lead to a redisposition for sinus infections, esp post traumatic alterations. Seek the advise of an otolaryngologist for this.
I had a nose fracture (w/ possible deviated septum) & laceration on 3 days ago; taking augmentin. Is it safe to take levitra (vardenafil) (usu makes me stuffy?)
No difference: A fractured bone is broken and a broken bone is fractured.
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture.
No difference: Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fracture lines.
None: Broken, fractured, cracked all the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling, loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other
Fracture is a: Medical term used for broken. Broken bone= fractured bone.
The same: There is no difference between the two term.
The Same: A broken bone is the same as a fractured bone.
How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?
Possibly: Followup w/your surgeon As a general rule for my patients I say that 80% of swelling is gone after 2 weeks & 90% is gone after 2 months, but really more like 6 weeks. That being said-a bump on the bridge of the nose should not be from septal surgery. The septum is in the middle of your nose & surgery to the nasal dorsum/nasal bridge is more from rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. F/u w ur surgeon
Yes: Yes. You may need surgery if it is bent now.See 1 more doctor answer
Fracture: Yes, an elbow to the nose during a spirited basketball game or other sports activity can cause a greenstick fracture.
Bone: Fracture usually describes a break in the nasal bones.
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 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
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