Certain injuries tend to take on names that are associated with sports in which they are common. One such description is known as “boxer’s nose,” as this type of injury often results from sustaining repeated blows over the span of a career.
In many instances, the same deformity is known as “saddle nose” due to the specific shape of the nose. Additionally, this condition may occur as the result of an injury from boxing, another sport, an accident, drug use or is genetically present at birth.
Blunt Nose Trauma
Boxers, wrestlers, mixed martial artists and some other athletes are more likely to suffer this type of injury during competition. The more impact prevalent in the sport, the higher the likelihood of fracturing the nose in such a way that it ends up appearing saddle-shaped.
Due to the inherent risk of such injuries reoccurring in these sports, many athletes do not seek correction until after retirement. However, when saddle nose is so severe that the condition impacts breathing, pursuing treatment is the only option.
Genetics & Other Causes of Saddle Nose
When saddle nose is present at birth, treatment is not always recommended right away. As the child’s nose grows, it may develop a more natural appearance. However, if you or your child suffers from saddle nose long after development should have corrected the issue, there are options available from Maurice Khosh at his New York offices.
Some individuals may develop saddle nose syndrome due to drug use. The cartilage of the nose wears down, causing the feature to collapse inward. There is also a possibility of saddle nose developing as the result of certain autoimmune diseases. Dr. Khosh is here to treat every patient as an individual, with compassion and understanding.
If you are struggling to breathe or lacking in confidence because of the appearance of your nose, reach out for an appointment today. We have solutions for restoring function to your nasal passages and giving you a new lease on life.
Whatever the root cause of your saddle nose deformity, call Dr. Khosh to arrange a consultation to determine which treatment methodology is right for you.