Nasal bone fractures may be straightened within a few weeks after the injury with a limited nasal procedure. Under brief general anesthesia, instruments are placed in the nasal cavity and the displaced bone(s) are moved back into position. No incisions are necessary.
There is minimal to no pain after this procedure. A splint is placed on the nose and may be removed in 5 days. No restrictions on activity except contact sports for 3 weeks.
Out of town patients are cleared for travel the next day. No follow up is necessary.
For more information about closed nasal fracture reduction, contact Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (877) 959-5087.