Common Complications Associated with a Broken Nose

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When involved in a car accident, you may find yourself suffering from one of many different types of injuries. From broken bones to internal bleeding, the list of potential injuries caused by a car accident is seemingly endless. One injury that is fairly common among those who are involved in these types of accidents is a broken nose. While the broken nose itself is problematic, this type of injury can also cause additional issues with the many different complications that are associated with this type of break. Here is a look at three common complication associated with a broken nose.

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is a condition that occurs when the thin wall that divides the two sides of your nose is displaced. As a result, your nasal passage is narrowed and your breathing is negatively affected. While decongestants and antihistamines can help to manage the condition, surgery is necessary in order to correct it.

Septal Hematoma

It is also possible to develop a septal hematoma, which occurs when pools of clotted blood form within your nose. This condition can block one or both nostrils. Surgical drainage is necessary with this condition in order to prevent the cartilage from being damaged.

Fractured Cartilage

A cartilage fracture is also possible, especially when you are involved in a car accident. This is because a cartilage fracture is typically caused from a forceful blow. This type of injury may require surgery to correct.

If you have been involved in a car accident and you need help with recovering from these or other types of injuries, contact Advanced Spine and Rehab to learn more about how we can help!

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