Trauma to the nose can be caused by any number of things, including medical procedures or an infection. A physical blow to the nose can also cause structural damage that leads to the saddle nose deformity. While it’s impossible to list all potential impacts, these are the three most common types of forceful blows leading to saddle nose.
During a car accident, our bodies are forced to move in different directions quite suddenly. One of the most common directions is forward. For anyone who is not in a safety seat, this can result in your face hitting an airbag, the steering wheel or the dashboard, or even the back of the seat in front of you. While not all these impacts can result in saddle nose, there is the possibility of a fracture that does.
Boxer’s nose is another term for the saddle nose deformity because many boxers have sustained injuries to their face during their fights that lead to it. Repeated blows to the face, particularly to the nose, can cause fractures that eventually allow the bridge of the nose to break down. Boxers are not the only athletes that are prone to the deformity. Football and hockey players experience this injury often, as well as those in other sports.
Falling is yet another common way to receive a damaging impact to the bridge of your nose. The elderly are more susceptible to falls and also to bone fractures. This can put them at higher risk. However, even an accidental slip and fall, if you land the wrong way, can lead to a saddle nose.
Saddle nose repair surgery not only restores the appearance of the nose, but it also restores function. If you’ve experienced an impact similar to these, Dr. Khosh may be able to help correct the damage. To schedule a consultation to discuss your options, contact our office today.