Closed Reduction of Nasal Fracture

In most patients, a closed reduction of nasal fracture is appropriate for nasal deformity as a result of nasal fracture. If you choose to have closed reduction of nasal fracture, it is important to understand that the nose will be straightened by gently forcing the broken bones back into place.

As with all types of surgery the possibility of other complications exists due to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, drug reactions, and other factors, which may involve other parts of my body, including a possibility of brain damage or even death. However, the likelihood of these complications is very low. The benefits of a straightened nose from successful surgery are significantly greater than the possibilities of complications as noted below.

Potential complications of closed reduction of nasal fracture: incomplete correction of nasal deformity, asymmetry, nasal irregularity, palpable and/or visible bone, cartilage or skin deformity, dissatisfaction of patient, bleeding, infection, septal perforation, infection in cartilage leading to collapse of external nose, continued septal deviation, continued nasal congestion, nasal valve collapse, loss or decrease of sense of smell, scarring and adhesions, and need for further procedures. No closed reduction of nasal fracture is perfect, and there will be minor flaws. The goal is an overall improvement in the appearance and function of the nose.