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Broken Nose (cont.)

Broken Nose Surgery

Surgery may be needed for multiple breaks in the nose, persistent deformity (such as a deviated septum), or damage to the inner portions of the nose.

  • Some simple surgeries can be performed in the doctor's office.
    • The doctor pushes the broken bones back into place.
    • Special instruments and pain medicine (anesthesia) may be used.
    • Anesthesia may be injected into the nose or placed in the nostrils.
  • Other surgeries are performed in the operating room.
    • These surgeries tend to be more complex and involve realigning the nasal bones and surrounding tissue.
    • Intravenous (IV) anesthesia is often used.
  • Simple fractures that are not out of place do not usually require surgery.
  • A doctor will advise the best treatment plan.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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