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Competing at the Wrong Level Can Lead to Saddle Nose

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Being competitive in sports is typically encouraged. You want to reach the highest level in your particular discipline. Unfortunately, this can lead to a mismatch in talent and experience among athletes. As the saying goes, it is important to walk before you run.

Coaches and trainers are there to guide aspiring athletes. That role includes ensuring that competitors are ready to take on the next challenge. However, it is often the case that overzealous mentors push young people too far.

The majority of sports have rules to safeguard competitors. Within those guidelines, coaches are often responsible for making sure their athletes meet required skill and experience levels. When safety protocols are ignored or flaunted, the risk injuries or fatalities increases.


Imagine thrusting a high school football player into the big leagues of the NFL. A young athlete would not have the experience or skills to compete at that level. As a result, he may get seriously hurt or killed. Although relatively minor in comparison, saddle nose is one example of an injury that has life-changing implications.

Saddle nose will make further competition in football difficult due to breathing restrictions. A football player relies on respiration and cardio for staying power. There is also the issue of facial aesthetics to consider. You may feel self conscious because of the appearance of a severely broken nose.

Combat Sports

The goal in combat sports is to hit the other fighter without receiving return damage. A superior fighter is faster, punches harder and is generally more technical in all aspects of combat. If an athlete is significantly outmatched, he or she is likely to suffer injuries.

In boxing and MMA, outmatched fighters often suffer injuries that result in saddle nose. Granted, experienced fighters can also take serious damage, but not because of the same level of skill deficit. Any combatant who has saddle nose syndrome should seek medical attention.

Call the offices of Dr. Maurice Khosh today if you would like a consultation. At his New York offices, he possesses the skills necessary to repair the damage.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 55 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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