A fractured nose typically refers to a broken nose bridge or nasal septum—the cartilage that divides the nostrils. It accounts for 50% of facial bone fractures in adults, making it the most common type of facial fracture. But can a broken nose ever return to its pre-injury condition? This blog post aims to answer that.
The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, so it is easily exposed to trauma. The most common cause of nasal fractures is direct trauma to the face or nose. It is unusual to have an isolated nasal fracture. Typically, a person with a broken nose may also has a facial or neck injury.
Here are the usual mechanisms of injury that lead to a nasal fracture in adults:
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