Closed Reduction Of Nasal Fracture

Normal Post-Operative Complaints

  • Your child will experience significant nasal congestion
  • Your child may have some blood tinged nasal drainage. Wipe what you can see
  • Your child may have some slight swelling/bruising
  • Take pain meds as directed

Call the Office if You Notice and ofthe Following

  • Excessive bleeding from nose
  • Splint comes off prematurely and you are unable to reapply
  • Pain not relieved by Tylenol or Motrin

Home care Instructions

  • May return to school the following day
  • No PE or organized sports for 2 weeks
  • OK to shower the next day but keep nose dry!
  • If splint loosens, reinforce with tape for at least 7 days
  • May remove tape over nose after 7 days
  • Keep head elevated
  • Cool mist humidifier at night to help with congestion

Thomas M. Andrews


Dr. Andrews specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders of children and adolescents. His accreditations include Florida State Medical License and Ohio State Medical License. He is also a board member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery