The Notorious Broken Nose
Have you ever had a broken nose? It happens to be quite common, as far as facial breakage is considered. Did you know broken noses account for about 40 percent of all reported facial fractures? The sport of MMA while safe, definitely adds much risk to acquiring a crooked snout.
Rich Franklin sport’n a cracked sniffer
How do you know if you have a broken nose and what are the consequences? According to the Mayo Clinic,
“A broken nose, also called a nasal fracture, is a break or crack in a bone in your nose — most commonly the bone over the bridge of your nose.”
“The cause of a broken nose is trauma to your face. Common causes include contact sports, physical fights, falls and motor vehicle accidents.
Signs and symptoms of a broken nose include pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and under the eyes. Your nose may look crooked, and you may find it difficult to breathe.
Treatment for a broken nose may include procedures to realign your nose. Surgery rarely may be necessary.”
There you have it. The ins and outs of broken noses. Try not to get any. Keep your hands up!