After the nasal bones are broken there is only a small window during which the fracture can be repaired in the office. This is because the bones will start to reset on their own on about post injury day 10. If the bones reset, the fracture can still be repaired but the bones will have to be re-broken and this has to be done in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Causes of Nasal Fracture:
Trauma from contact sports, falls, or a variety of other accidents.
Symptoms of Nasal Fracture:
Cosmetic changes to the nose, tenderness, black eyes, difficulty breathing, nosebleeds.
Dr. Davis performs this procedure, which just takes a few minutes, under local anesthesia in the office. Dr. Davis uses delicate instruments to gently move the nose back into its original position. Medications are prescribed to control any discomfort. It is important not to engage in rigorous physical activity for about a week while the nose is in its first stages of healing.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*