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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 2

Nasal bone fractures in children- A clinical study

Author(s): Rajneesh Jindal and GL Arora
Abstract: Background: Nasal bone fractures are quite common nowadays. An average 1/3rd of all nasal fractures occur in the pediatric population. It is 2nd most common site of injury in children. It constitutes approximately 41% and 60% of all pediatric facial fractures [1] the present study was conducted to evaluate cases of nasal fractures in children.
Materials & Methods: This study was conducted in the department of orthopaedics in year 2014. It included 48 patients with nasal bone fracture. Patient’s parents were informed regarding the study and written consent was obtained. Common reasons, type of nasal fractures and satisfaction level of patients were recorded.
Results: Out of 48 patients, 22 were males and 26 were females. The difference was non - significant (P>0.05). Common reason for fracture was fall down in males (10) and females (12), football trauma in males (7) and females (9), road traffic accident in males (3) and females (2) and fight in males (2) and females (3). The difference was non – significant (P>0.05). Fractures were depressed in males (14) and females (12), comminuted in males (1) and females (2), greenstick in males (3) and females (9). In 4 males and 3 females, radiographs were not done. The difference was non – significant (P>0.05). Common symptoms in patients were nasal deformity and nasal obstruction. 9 patients, 11 patients and 20 patients were satisfied who presented in 1-3 days of trauma, 4-7 days and >7 days of trauma respectively. 2 patients, 3 patients and 4 patients of nasal obstruction were satisfied presented in 1-3 days of trauma, 4-7 days and >7 days of trauma respectively. The difference was non- significant (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Nasal bone fractures in children are becoming common nowadays. Fall and sports injury are common factors in children leading to fracture. Road traffic accidents are other causes.
Pages: 23-25  |  990 Views  27 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajneesh Jindal and GL Arora. Nasal bone fractures in children- A clinical study. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(2): 23-25. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i2a.06
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences