The nasal bones are broken and the external nose is either pushed to one side of
the face or the other side of the face causing an external nasal deformity.
broken noses always occur due to force to the nose causing two symptoms: the external
nose is different from what it looked like prior to the trauma and nasal blockage is
the only other symptom that occurs.
Possible course of treatment:
if the nasal bones are fractured (broken) but not displaced, therefore there is no
nasal deformity and there is no nasal blockage, then no treatment is needed. If there
is nasal blockage and the external nose has now been changed in appearance, a closed
reduction of the nasal bones is the only treatment. This has to be done in the first
two weeks after the injury. After two weeks the nasal bones heal and the nasal bones
will not be able to be moved. The closed reduction can be done with local anesthesia
in the office for adults or in the operating room for adults and children under