Broken Nose (cont.)
Broken Nose Diagnosis
In the emergency department, a doctor will examine the head, neck face and
- The doctor will inspect the outside and the inside of
the nose, often using special instruments. Expect the examination to be
- 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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