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Broken Nose
(Nasal Fracture)

Broken Nose Overview

A broken nose is any crack or fracture in the bony portion of the nose.

This is usually a result of external trauma. Blows to the face during altercations, vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injury are the most common reasons for a fractured nose.

Nasal fractures are often cited as the most common type of facial fracture, accounting for approximately half of all facial fractures in several studies.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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