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Dr. John Hoffmann
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What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture?

Dr. John Hoffmann
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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. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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What is the difference between a deviated septum and a nasal bone fracture?

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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?

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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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Dr. Christopher Schmidt
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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?

Dr. Christopher Schmidt
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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?

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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Dr. Richard Makowiec
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What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken one?

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No difference: A fractured bone is broken and a broken bone is fractured. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a break and a fractured bone, if any?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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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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Dr. Kirt Kimball
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What is the difference between a broken bone and a fractured bone ?

Dr. Kirt Kimball
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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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Dr. Annette Occhialini
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What is the difference between a cracked bone and a fractured bone?

Dr. Annette Occhialini
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None: Broken, fractured, cracked all the same.

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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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