Alternate Names : Nasal Bone Fracture, Broken Nose
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