Satisfaction level in patients with nasal bone fracture following closed reduction: a follow-up single-centre study from New Delhi, India
Keywords:Nasal bone fracture, Closed reduction, Patient satisfaction
Background: Nose, because of its prominence and central location in the face is more prone to injury. Nasal bone fractures (NBFs) are one of the most common fractures in patients with maxillofacial injuries. The closed reduction of NBFs is well documented and results in varied clinical outcomes. There is paucity over detailed reports on patient satisfaction in terms of functional and aesthetic aspects as well as the reasons for dissatisfaction of the same.
Methods: We had conducted a prospective cohort study of previously treated patients to evaluate the postoperative functional and aesthetic outcomes like patient satisfaction following closed reduction of NBFs in the department of plastic surgery.
Results: The average age of patients was 40.61 years (SD±15.83), of which 63.7% were male and 36.21% female. The major cause of fracture was found to be RTA (55.17%). The satisfaction as happy (9-10 score) reported by 60.34% patients for functional aspect and 41.38% patients for the aesthetic aspect of closed reduction of NBFs.
Conclusions: Our study demonstrated comparatively good satisfaction results in terms of functional and aesthetic aspects following closed reduction. Closed reduction technique of nasal bone fracture is simple, safe, and easy to perform with minimal potential morbidity.
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