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How long can you wait to set a broken nose?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken nose

Setting a broken nose should be done urgently (first few days) if there is not a tremendous amount of swelling.
If the initial "setting" is not satisfactory from a functional or cosmetic standpoint, a more formal procedure can be done after the nose has healed a bit.

In brief: Broken nose

Setting a broken nose should be done urgently (first few days) if there is not a tremendous amount of swelling.
If the initial "setting" is not satisfactory from a functional or cosmetic standpoint, a more formal procedure can be done after the nose has healed a bit.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: One week

7 days.

In brief: One week

7 days.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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