What sequelae could develop from nasal fracture?
Background: Mr. Ko’s face was hit by a basketball while he was playing basketball with his friends. Mr. Ko started having nosebleed and feeling pain shortly after the hit. He thought he could recover after some rest; however, after two days, Mr. Ko was having persistent nasal congestion. He also noticed that his nasal bridge was slightly out of position.
(1) How can one distinguish between a minor nasal injury from nasal fractures? How can the doctor diagnose?
(2) What sequelae could develop from nasal fracture?
(3) What treatments are available for nasal fracture?
(4) If Ken’s nose is hit again after recovery, will it complicate his recovery?