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When do I need surgery for a broken nose?

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For a simple fracture, a doctor may be able to straighten the nose. You may need surgery to move bone or cartilage back in place if you have a more complicated fracture.

From: Broken Nose Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Broken nose (nasal fracture). ""

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Nasal Fractures."

Harvard Health Publications: "Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)."

Broken Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Broken nose (nasal fracture). ""

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Orthodontists: "Prevent accidents first. . . But, know what to do when they do occur."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Nasal Fractures."

Harvard Health Publications: "Broken Nose (Nasal Fracture)."

Broken Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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