Nasal Fractures

What causes a nasal fracture?

Nasal fractures or a broken nose occur as a result of an trauma like a hard knock or blow to the face, car accidents, or sports injuries. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding, deformity of the bones, and in some cases blocked nasal passages.

 

How can it be treated?

Although not all fractures require medical treatment, a severe nasal bone fracture that causes displacement of the nasal bones may need to be realigned straight. This is best done within 14 days of injury, so it is important to seek medical attention soon after the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may be necessary repair the nasal septum as well.