Broken Nose Injury

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Broken Nose Injury

A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that there were more reported cases of broken noses every year than any other kind of facial injury. The nose is the most prominent part of the face and, consequently, the most frequently injured. A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is not often a life-threatening injury, but it can lead to issues associated with breathing, self-esteem, and the ability to carry out day to day tasks.

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What is a Broken Nose?

The human nose is comprised of cartilage and bone. The bridge of the nose and the nostrils are shaped by a tough tissue known as cartilage. Although it is firm, cartilage is more flexible than bone and less likely to break. The part of the nose between the eyes is made of bone and is one of the pieces of the human skull. A broken nose occurs when blunt force trauma to the nose causes a fracture in the bone.

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if the nose is broken or just sore. The nose might bleed if it receives a strong enough blow, but that does not necessarily mean that it has been broken. The symptoms of a broken nose can include black eyes, swelling around the nose, bleeding from the nose, sensitivity to touch, and pain. Often, individuals with broken noses will have trouble breathing. Blood or mucus may leak from the nostrils, and the nose itself can appear crooked or out of alignment.

A broken nose is not necessarily life-threatening, but if the damage is severe enough, it can cause further health complications. These complications can include but are not limited to fractures that result in a deviated septum, blockages of blood that interfere with breathing, and fractures in the cartilage itself. If an injury was severe enough to result in a broken nose, there is a possibility that the head sustained an injury as well, in which case it is prudent to visit a medical professional to evaluate the injury.

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Common Causes of Broken Noses

The most common cause of a broken nose is a sports-related injury. Any high-contact sport where there is a likelihood of sustaining a blow to the face could lead to a broken nose, such as soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, wrestling, and martial arts. Aside from sports-related injuries, the most common causes of broken noses are from falls, car accidents, and physical altercations.

Because high contact sports are the most common cause of broken noses, athletes are the most often affected. This includes adults, professional athletes, young adults, and children. It is recommended that individuals engaged in high contact sports wear proper head and face protection in the form of a helmet and mouthguard in order to reduce the chances of sustaining a broken nose. Individuals should always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle or a motorcycle and wear a seat belt while riding in a motor vehicle in order to minimize their chances of injury.



Treatment Options for a Broken Nose

If a nasal fracture is minimal, it can heal on its own. Ice packs or cold compresses can help to reduce swelling, and pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol might be necessary to manage any pain. If the nose shows no signs of improvement after a few days, or if symptoms persist or worsen, it is recommended that a medical professional be consulted.

Broken Nose X-Ray

A broken nose can be realigned, either manually or through surgical intervention known as a rhinoplasty. A manual realignment uses a local anesthetic and medical instruments to straighten the nose. Manual realignment must be performed no more than fourteen days following the initial nasal fracture. Beyond the fourteen-day limit, surgery is often the best choice. Whether or not surgery is necessary for a broken nose depends entirely on the severity of the fracture and the length of time before treatment was sought.

A broken nose can take several weeks to heal fully. If left untreated, it can result in a crooked shape that can impact an individual’s appearance and self-esteem, in which case, rhinoplasty-surgery is one option for realigning the nose following a break or fracture.

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