How to treat?
A fractured nose causing a deformity can be manipulated back into position within 3-4 weeks of the injury. The longer it is left the more difficult it is to manipulate the nasal bones as they become set. The procedure is painful and is best carried out under a short general anaesthetic. It is difficult to predict the eventual outcome as it simply a manual push but there should certainly be an improvement if there has been a fracture causing an obvious external deformity. Sometimes the procedure is combined with medialisation of the septum, if this is deviated although the results of this are not so predictable.
After the procedure it is essential to avoid contact sports as the nasal bones are very mobile and easily displaced again.