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What is the treatment for nasal fracture?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery if deformity

Of note: nasal fractures are the 3rd most common fracture & most are undertreated.
According to ENT literature: reduction of a nasal fracture is indicated in any patient with a significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. The best time for reduction may be within the first 3 hours following injury. Otherwise, most believe that waiting 3-7 days is preferable after swelling has subsided.

In brief: Surgery if deformity

Of note: nasal fractures are the 3rd most common fracture & most are undertreated.
According to ENT literature: reduction of a nasal fracture is indicated in any patient with a significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. The best time for reduction may be within the first 3 hours following injury. Otherwise, most believe that waiting 3-7 days is preferable after swelling has subsided.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually none...

Initial treatment is nasal bone x-ray to see exactly where.
Then ice and prevention of infection, and tincture of time. Most don't require anything further, but if it does, the facial surgeon will wait till healing process completed before deciding.

In brief: Usually none...

Initial treatment is nasal bone x-ray to see exactly where.
Then ice and prevention of infection, and tincture of time. Most don't require anything further, but if it does, the facial surgeon will wait till healing process completed before deciding.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce within 1 Week

The nose should be reassessed once swelling goes down after trauma.
If there is residual deformity due to the fracture, closed reduction can be performed. It is important that a concomitant septal injury be addressed at the same time. If this does not achieve an adequate result, rhinoplasty can be performed 6-12 months later.

In brief: Reduce within 1 Week

The nose should be reassessed once swelling goes down after trauma.
If there is residual deformity due to the fracture, closed reduction can be performed. It is important that a concomitant septal injury be addressed at the same time. If this does not achieve an adequate result, rhinoplasty can be performed 6-12 months later.
Dr. Jeremy White
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Set it

If it is bent the nose is usually set back into place and casted.
If it is not done in a week you will have to wait a year for a possible reconstructive rhinoplasty.

In brief: Set it

If it is bent the nose is usually set back into place and casted.
If it is not done in a week you will have to wait a year for a possible reconstructive rhinoplasty.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Reduction

It depends the degree of fracture.
If the fracture is severe and the nasal bones are deviated it is necessary to reduce the bones into the proper position. This is generally a surgical procedure which involves placing the bones back into place and is called close reduction of nasal bones.

In brief: Reduction

It depends the degree of fracture.
If the fracture is severe and the nasal bones are deviated it is necessary to reduce the bones into the proper position. This is generally a surgical procedure which involves placing the bones back into place and is called close reduction of nasal bones.
Dr. Payman Danielpour
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