Is It Normal for an ENT Doc to Apply a Lot of Pressure on Nose Post Trauma,to Assess It for Any Breaks?
- Asked by maria mia
- 2 years ago
my doc applied a lot of pressure on the bridge during post trauma evaluation-2 weeks after an injury.thou he ruled out any breaks then but now i notice dark lines across the bridge and a right sidewall fallen inward.these changes didn't appear prior to the consult.i wonder whether the doc's pressure technique approach was too agressive for already weakened structure or are the unwanted changes a result of the orignal trauma??plz lend some insight as am extremly confused and worried!
Exam for nasal fracture
It is not uncommon, to assess for a fracture, to manipulate the nose and check for instability. This should be accomplished with a moderate amount of discomfort.
All the best,
Talmage J. Raine MD FACS