Nasal fractures often leave patients with two concerns. The first is the change in their facial profile. A nasal fracture can cause the nose to be bent or crooked, which can change the shape of the nose and overall facial symmetry. The second concern is functionality. When the nose is crooked, it can impact your ability to breathe.
Nasal Fracture Treatment
At SFENTA, our first step in treating a nasal fracture will be to evaluate the amount of damage to the nose. This includes determining if it’s a break or a fracture using an x-ray or CT imaging. Depending on the degree of the fracture, some may be treated with a cast if caught early enough.
Your provider will use a specialized cast to keep your nose in place and re-align it. Many patients require surgery to correct the bridge of the nose or the septum (the wall between the nostrils). During surgery, the nose will be straightened and re-positioned to ensure you can breathe properly.