Nasal Fractures and Reconstruction
This exhibit compares the pre-accident, post-accident, and post-operative conditions of a fractured nose. Pre-accident, there is normal alignment of the nasal bones, bony septum, and nasal cartilages. Post-accident, there is a comminuted, depressed fracture of the nasal bones with deviation of the bony septum. There is also twisting of the nasal cartilage to the left. Post-operatively, the nasal and septal bone fragments are realigned, and the cartilage position is restored.