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!
Is It Normal for an ENT Doc to Apply a Lot of Pressure on Nose Post Trauma,to Assess It for Any Breaks?
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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.
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Talmage J. Raine MD FACS
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