Fracture Nasal Bone: Causes, Hazards, Treatment
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:
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.
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.