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- Fractures of nasal skeleton are the most common body fractures.
- Most nasal fractures are result of blunt trauma, frequently from motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, and altercations.
- Lateral forces are more likely to cause displacement than straight-on blows.
- Characteristics that suggest associated injuries:
- History of trauma with significant force
- Loss of consciousness
- Findings of facial bone injury
- Frontal bone crepitus
- CSF leak
- The vast majority of nasal fractures are from direct trauma
- Altercations account for most nasal fractures in adults
- Direct blows, especially sports, account for most nasal fractures in children