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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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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

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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

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

What is the  difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a broken bone and a fractured bone ?

What is the difference between a broken bone and a fractured bone ?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bone break and a bone fracture?

Symantecs: A fracture or break is the same thing. There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling , loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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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

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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

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The difference between a broken nose and a deviated septum?

The difference between a broken nose and a deviated septum?

Related but differen: A deviated septum is a crooked or dislocated cartilage or bone in the divider that separates the two nasal passages. A broken nose is simply fractures to the nasal bones. The septum can also be broken in some cases of nasal trauma. A deviated septum is a common cause of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year.I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year.I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

Released by doctor?: Assuming a doctor has told you that the elbow is completely healed, you should be okay to be activity as tolerated. The extra bone created during the healing process will need to be surgically excised. You should see your treating orthopod. ...Read more

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How does vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How does vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Weakens bone.: Vitamin d plays an important role in bone strength. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Most likely as any -: Other modality would take, ie, the healing times depends up on the bone fractured, age of the pt, any major medical conditions, smoking (or exposure to it). Any previous injuries, surgeries, etc.
Generally 6-8 weeks in adults for the upper extremity and 10-12 weeks in the lower extremity.
For kids half these times, generally speaking.
Ex fix is used when there is an open fx, which might take long. ...Read more

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For how long does it usually take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

For how long does it usually take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Depnds: Fracture stability created by the external fixator can determine healing time. The fixator can be too rigid or to flexible both delaying the time to union. Healing can be between 6 weeks to 30 weeks. ...Read more

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Even though I have a non displaced hook of the hamate bone fracture, it happened over a month ago, should I cast it or have it excised?

Even though I have a non displaced hook of the hamate bone fracture, it happened over a month ago, should I cast it or have it excised?

Very high rate of. .: ...nonunion. B sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. He/she can best advise U. I have seen them usually in baseball catchers, or from a fall onto like a small rock or similar object. ...Read more

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Can leg tilt be corrected after bone fracture after 6 years without surgery?

Generally, yes: However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) than fractures that extend into joint. At 6 years, even at your young age, if you had a fracture into a joint that healed irregularly, the joint may already have significant wear and tear (degenerative arthritis). See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What location does the hyaline cartilage come from to assist during the bone fracture repair?

The Hyaline cartila-: Ge is found on the ends of the bones, as part of a joint.
I am unaware of this cartilage assisting in fx repair, if i understand the question. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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