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Nose Fracture

Alternate Names : Nasal Bone Fracture, Broken Nose

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A nose fracture is a break in the nasal bone. Most of the nose is made of cartilage, a soft spongy material. The upper portion of the nose has a bone underneath it called the nasal bone.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Following are some of the possible causes of a nose fracture:

  • being flung into a hard object, such as in a motor vehicle accident
  • being hit on the side of the nose, such as in a fistfight
  • running into a hard object, such as another player's helmet during football


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    Nose Fracture: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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