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Fracture Nasal Bone – Causes, Hazards, Treatment

Fracture Nasal Bone: Causes, Hazards, Treatment

Fracture Nasal Bone

Fracture Nasal Bone

Causes of nasal bone fracture:

Trauma on the nose.

Classification of nasal bone fracture:

Type-1- There is vertical fracture of the nasal septum
Type-2- The nasal bones are displaced laterally.
Type-3- There marked depression. The septum is collapsed.

Symptoms of nasal bone fracture:

nasal fracture

Fig: nasal fracture

nasal bridge fracture

Fig: nasal bridge fracture

1) Deformity- Depression or lateral displacement of the nasal bone.External swelling follows quickly due to haematoma and oedema. Which may obscure the bony injury.

2) Pain. 3) Epistaxis– Frequently.

4) Nasal obstruction-Due to dislocation or haematoma of the septum.

Diagnosis of nasal bone fracture:

X-ray nasal bone lateral view.

 x ray nasal bone fracture

Treatment of nasal bone fracture:


Early treatment of nasal bone fracture:

Before swelling appears, the reduction should be done immediately. Either by WALS HAMS FORCE or by digital pressure.

Intermediate treatment of nasal bone fracture: (After few days)

When there is marked swelling accurate correction is difficult. So correction is done

under G.A after swelling subside.

Late treatment of nasal bone fracture:(After ¾ Weeks)

The reduction may be done by either refracture or SEPTO-RHINOPLASTY under G.A.

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  1. Good day to you.
    I along with Steven L. Snodgrass, M.D., F.A.C.S. would like to find out how we can obtain permissive use of this photo from your article on this website for the purpose of including it in a book we are writing on Trauma. Any help would be appreciated. The photo is the “Nasal Bridge Fracture” Please advise permissive use and how credit should be given. Thank you for your time and attention.

    Frank Williams Ph.D.

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