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Leg Stress Fracture, Tibia
Liver Injury
Neck Dislocation
Neck Fracture
Neck Sprain
Neck Strain
Nose Injury
Pelvis Strain, Hip-Trunk
Pelvis Strain, Ischium
Perineum Contusion
Rib Dislocation
Rib Fracture
Rib Sprain
Rib Strain
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Bursitis
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Contusion
Shoulder-Blade Fracture, Acromion
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Fracture, Coracoid Process
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Fracture, Glenoid Fossa
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Fracture, Neck
Shoulder-Blade (Scapula) Strain
Shoulder Bursitis, Gleno-Humeral
Shoulder Bursitis, Subacromial
Shoulder Contusion
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Sprain, Acromio-Clavicular
Shoulder Sprain, Gleno-Humeral
Shoulder Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis & Tenosynovitis
Skin Abrasion
Skin Laceration
Skin Puncture Wound
Spine Fracture, Lower Thoracic & Lumber Region
Spine Fracture, Sacrum
Spine Fracture, Tailbone
Spine Stress-Fracture, Neck or Back
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Thigh-Bone Fracture
Thigh Contusion
Thigh Hematoma
Thigh Injury, Hamstring
Thigh Strain, Quadriceps
Thigh Strain
Thumb Fracture
Thumb Sprain
Toe Dislocation
Toe Exostosis
Toe Fracture
Tooth Injury & loss
Wrist Contusion
Wrist Dislocation, Lunate
Wrist Dislocation, Radius or Ulna
Wrist Ganglion
Wrist Sprain
Wrist Strain
Wrist Tenosynovitis

Nose Injury

Nose injuries include:

  • Fractures of the nasal bones.
  • Dislocations of nasal bones and cartilage.
  • Contusions of the nose.
  • Nosebleed.

Body Parts Involved

  • Nasal bones and cartilage.
  • Skin.
  • Sinuses and eustachian tubes (indirectly, sometimes).
  • Soft tissue surrounding the injury: eyes, periosteum (covering to bone), nerves, blood vessels, mucous membrane lining the inside of the nose, connective tissue.


Direct blow to the nose.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain or tenderness in the nose.
  • Swollen, bruised nose.
  • Inability to breathe through the nose.
  • Crooked or misshapen nose (sometimes).
  • Brisk bleeding or blood oozing from the nostril. If the nosebleed is close to the nostril, the blood is bright red. If the nosebleed is deeper in the nose, the blood may be bright or dark.
  • Lightheadedness from blood loss.
  • Rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and pallor (with significant blood loss only).


Note:- Follow your doctor's instructions. These instructions are supplemental.

First Aid

  • Apply ice packs to the nose immediately after injury to minimize swelling and decrease bleeding.
  • If the nose is deformed or if the nosebleed is heavy or cannot be stopped, obtain emergency medical treatment. Gauze packing may be inserted to absorb blood, stop dripping and exert pressure on ruptured blood vessels. Continued bleeding may require cauterization.

Continuing Care

  • If surgery is required to set a broken nose or insert a nasal pack, your surgeon will give you postoperative Instructions.

For a nosebleed without fracture:

  • Sit up with your head bent forward.
  • Clamp your nose closed with your fingers for 5 uninterrupted minutes. During this time, breathe through your mouth.
  • If bleeding stops and recurs, repeat-but pinch your nose firmly on both sides for 8 to 10 minutes. Holding your nose tightly closed allows
    the blood to clot and seal the damaged blood vessels.
  • You may apply cold compresses at the same time.
  • Don't blow your nose for 12 hours after bleeding stops to avoid dislodging the blood clot.
  • Don't swallow blood. It may upset your stomach or make you gag, causing you to inhale blood.
  • Don't talk (also to avoid gagging).


  • For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen. Aspirin should not be used because it makes bleeding more likely.
  • Your doctor may prescribe:

Stronger pain relievers, if needed.

Antibiotics if infection develops.

Drugs to treat any underlying serious disorder.

Home Diet

After surgery, eat a well-balanced diet that includes extra protein, such as meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs. Increase fiber and fluid intake to prevent constipation that may result from decreased activity. Otherwise, no special diet.

Diagnostic Measures

  • Your own observation of symptoms.
  • Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
  • Laboratory blood tests if bleeding is heavy.
  • X-rays of the nose.
Prevention Tips

Protect your nose from injury whenever possible. Wear protective headgear for contact sports or when riding motorcycles or bicycles. Wear auto seat belts.

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