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Broken Nose (cont.)

Broken Nose Diagnosis

In the emergency department, a doctor will examine the head, neck face and nose.

  • The doctor will inspect the outside and the inside of the nose, often using special instruments. Expect the examination to be somewhat painful.
  • X-rays may be ordered depending on the clinical situation. X-ray films and blood work are not routinely used because these tests usually do not alter the course of treatment.
  • CT scan of the head and face may be necessary with severe facial fractures.

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