Correction of Nasal Fractures

G. Nina Lu, Clinton D. Humphrey, J. David Kriet

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Nasal fractures are the most frequently fractured facial bone from blunt facial trauma resulting in a significant number of patients seeking treatment. Proper evaluation and treatment in the acute setting can minimize secondary surgeries, lower overall health care costs, and increase patient satisfaction. Nasal fracture management, however, varies widely between surgeons. The open treatment of isolated nasal fractures is a particularly controversial subject. This review seeks to describe the existing literature in isolated nasal fracture management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-546
Number of pages10
JournalFacial plastic surgery clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Facial trauma
  • Nasal bone
  • Nasal fracture management
  • Nasomaxillary fracture
  • Open reduction internal fixation nasal fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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