Nose fracture - Prevention
Fracture of the nose; Broken nose
Wear protective headgear while playing contact sports, riding bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or rollerblades.
Use seat belts and appropriate car seats when driving.
- Reviewed last on: 9/9/2009
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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