Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(03): 259-269
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555626
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Posttraumatic Nasal Deformities: Correcting the Crooked and Saddle Nose

Dennis Yu Kim Chua
Department of Otolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Stephen S. Park
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Publication Date:
30 June 2015 (online)


The nose is frequently traumatized in facial injuries and this often results from motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries, and altercations. Subsequently, posttraumatic nasal deformity is one of the most common reasons that patients seek consultation in the doctor's office. Depending on the type of nasal deformities, this can result in functional impairment and aesthetic problems. Two challenging problems to be addressed in the posttraumatic nose include the crooked nose deformity and the saddle nose deformity. The numerous publications on these two topics attest to the exacting surgical expertise required in its treatment. The key features in management of these conditions are discussed further.