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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Understanding Nasal Bone Fractures and Its Effects on Management: A Prospective Study

Nayanjyoti Sarma, Abhinandan Bhattacharjee

Keywords : Fracture nasal bone,Osteotomy,Lee's classification of nasal fractures,Closed reduction

Citation Information : Sarma N, Bhattacharjee A. Understanding Nasal Bone Fractures and Its Effects on Management: A Prospective Study. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2014; 7 (2):58-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1195

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

To evaluate mode of injury and different management options reliant on types of nasal bone fractures.

Study design

Prospective analytical study.

Subjects and methods

Seventy-five patients with nasal bone fractured were clinically and radiologically evaluated and divided into different types according to Lee's classification. They were provided conservative, closed reduction and/or osteotomy according to the type of fracture and outcome noted.

Results

Lee's classification is found to be valid in real patient scenarios and using good radiological evaluation better post operative outcome can be achieved. For type 1 and 3 fractures, closed reduction and osteotomy are the treatment of choice.

Conclusion

We confirm that systematic approach on Lee's classification for nasal bone fracture can be used to select appropriate management strategy.

How to cite this article

Sarma N, Bhattacharjee A. Understanding Nasal Bone Fractures and Its Effects on Management: A Prospective Study. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2014;7(2):58-60.


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