Nasal Fracture Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Samuel J Haraldson, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are nasal fractures?

What is the prevalence of nasal fractures in the US?

What is the global prevalence of nasal fractures?

What is the functional anatomy relevant to nasal fractures?

What are the biomechanics of nasal fractures?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nasal fractures?

What are the signs and symptoms of nasal fractures?

Which internal nasal exam findings are characteristic of nasal fractures?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Nasal Fracture?

Workup

What is the role of blood tests in the workup of nasal fractures?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of nasal fractures?

What is the role of closed reduction in the treatment of nasal fractures?

Treatment

How is septal hematoma treated in patients with nasal fractures?

What are the signs and symptoms of blowout fractures in patients with nasal fractures?

How is a nasolacrimal duct injury treated in patients with nasal fractures?

How are infections treated in nasal fractures?

What are the signs and symptoms of fracture of the cribriform plate in patients with nasal fractures?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nasal fractures?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with nasal fractures?

How is swelling managed in the initial treatment of nasal fractures?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for nasal fractures?

Which medications in the drug class Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Nasal Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Nasal Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Nasal Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Decongestants are used in the treatment of Nasal Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Nasal Fracture?

Follow-up

When can patients with nasal fractures return to play?

How are nasal fractures prevented?

What is the prognosis of nasal fractures?