Does a nondisplaced nasal fracture heal itself?

Nasal fracture. Yes, a non-displaced nasal fracture will heal without intervention. Even a displaced fracture will heal, although it usually heals in the wrong spot. Just be careful of further nasal trauma as the nasal bones, in their already weakened state, could shift into an undesireable location.
Nasal fracture. Nasal fractures, like all other bone fractures, take about six weeks to be as strong as they were prior to the fracture. Also, like all fractures, the bones will get stronger than they were before the fracture. Feel better!

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How long does it take for a hairline nasal fracture to heal?

Doesn't matter. Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might hurt but that is probably from the trauma. I wouldn't worry about it. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Nasal fracture?

Broken nose. A lay mans way to describe a nasal fracture is to say the person has a broken nose. Nasal fractures may be displaced or non displaced. Read more...

What are the tests for nasal fracture?

Exam is best. Physical exam is the best test for a nasal fracture. You should reassess the nose once swelling has gone down to determine whether or not bones are significantly enough displaced to warrant surgery. Imaging studies such as xrays and ct scans can be performed, but are usually unnecessary. Read more...

What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

Pain. A nasal bone fracture hurts. Breathing can be made difficult from nasal obstruction for displaced bone or swollen tissue. A noticeable lum, bump, depression, or change in appearance also helps. Read more...
Shape change or not. Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different than symptoms (what you feel)- these often include pain, blockage/congestion, numbness. Some patients have fractures, but no symptoms at all. Early exam and treatment (within 1 week) is most important to avoid hidden complications or long term problems. Read more...
Multiple. Bruising, swelling, deviation, nosebleed and nasal obstruction are all signs of a nasal fracture. Read more...

What are the main symptoms that can follow nasal fracture?

Nasal Fracture. Main symptoms of nasal fracture include nose bleeds and nasal stuffiness as well as difficulty or inability to breathe from obstructed side(s) of the nose. Read more...
Bleeding. Nose bleed, nasal congestion, cosmetic deformity, and bruising under the eyes are the main symptoms. Read more...
Nasal fracture sympt. The major symptoms following nasal fracture can range from nothing to nasal obstruction, bleeding, swelling, and cosmetic deformity. See a plastic surgeon if this event occurs. Read more...

What is the treatment for nasal fracture?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...