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Broken Nose (cont.)

Broken Nose Causes

Causes of a broken nose are related to trauma to the nose or face. Common sources of trauma include the following:

  • The most common cause of a broken nose are fights, accidents, and sports. A 2009 study of 236 patients with facial fractures incurred while playing sports found fractures of the the nasal bone to be the most common.
  • Sports injury
  • Personal fights
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • In children, nasal fractures are most commonly due to falls.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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