Nose Fracture Surgery
Nose fractures are among the problems experienced by many people. The reason for this is that the nose area is an organ that is open to trauma and therefore blows can easily cause fractures in the nose. The first thing to do in such a situation is to apply a cold compress. In this way, less edema can be created.
It would be beneficial to apply cold compresses not only to the nose area, but also to the upper lip and cheek area, and to consult an otolaryngologist immediately, without wasting time. If an otolaryngologist is consulted only a few hours after the trauma, all necessary interventions are carried out quickly. At the very least, you should try to see a doctor on the same day as possible.
How is Nose Fracture Diagnosed?
One of the most curious subjects is how the problem of nasal fracture can be understood by the person. However, we can say that the probability of noticing the fracture in the nose is extremely low. In the event of a blow to the nose, a slight pain sensation will occur. However, many people do not feel the need to apply to a health institution because they think that this pain is caused by a blow. Only if the pain is very severe, the suspicion of a bone fracture comes to mind.
Unfortunately, in the face of this situation, the fracture of the nose begins to boil, and therefore the union of the bone can lead to deformities in the nose. The occurrence of cuts on the skin after the blow on the nose, congestion in the nose, edema, in other words swelling, should definitely bring the suspicion of fracture to mind.
Of course, all these symptoms do not necessarily mean that there is a fracture on the nose. However, it should be noted that this possibility should also be considered. Because when there is a deformity in the nose due to the self-fusion of the bone, a surgical operation may be needed for correction.
Can Nose Fracture Heal?
Of course, the nasal fracture will heal, but the sooner it is intervened, the better. As much as possible, bone fractures should be brought to the right place and the nose should be regained in its correct shape. Random intervention of the patient on the nasal bone can have very serious consequences. For this reason, it is necessary to consult a specialist without intervention. Correction of nasal fracture can be easily achieved with the right intervention.
Nose Fracture Treatment
Among the determining factors in the treatment of nasal fracture to be made is whether the fracture has displaced or not. If the intervention is to be done so that the bone structure does not need to be corrected, buffer application may be sufficient. However, we should also mention that most of the time, the fracture and the shape of the nose need to be corrected with surgery.
Some deformities may also occur in terms of aesthetics after the surgery. In this case, it would be more correct to wait 6 months and then to remove the deformity with rhinoplasty surgeries. Surgical operation is inevitable for most patients, but it should be noted that the operation is not very challenging for the patient. Post-operative pain can be reduced with the use of medications prescribed by the doctor.
Nose Fracture Surgery
It may be necessary to wait for the existing edema to subside before the nose fracture surgery to be performed. It can also be waited for the patient to be in a state of anaesthesia, and this period may extend up to 48 hours. It should be noted that the operation was performed under general anesthesia. Therefore, the patient does not have complaints such as pain or pain.
During the surgery, the fractured fragments are placed in place and the curvatures, if any, are corrected. It is quite normal to have bruising and swelling in the nose area after the surgical operation. At the same time, a splint can be placed on the back of the nose after the surgery. The splint is usually left for one week after the operation. A shorter or longer stay may also be considered if the doctor needs it. Patients after the operation
How Many Days Does Nose Fracture Heal?
Patients may also wonder about nasal fracture recovery time. It should be emphasized that this period is not the same in every patient. While the recovery period of the nasal bone is sometimes 6 months, sometimes this period can be extended up to 9 months. We can even say that there are patients in whom a full recovery takes up to 1 year. The condition of the fracture also affects the healing time.
While the recovery period may be longer in the nasal bones where there are many fragments, this time may be shortened if the fragmentation is less. Indiscriminate intervention in nasal bone fractures can significantly prolong the recovery period.
Our Clinical Information
He was born in 1981 in Zile district of Tokat. Starting primary school at Rize Atatürk Primary School, Dr. Deniz Yazıcı continued his education life in the Ergani district of Diyarbakır, since his father's place of duty changed since the 4th grade of primary school.