Facial trauma is a frequently encountered injury in today’s society. Injuries can range from skin and soft tissue lacerations to fractures of multiple bones of the face. The most commonly encountered facial fracture is a nasal bone fracture. Typical management focuses on manipulating the bone back into place within the first 1-2 weeks and placement of a cast. While this can be successful, if patients have a deviation or a fracture of the septum, the bone will often collapse down over time creating an obstruction of the nose and a cosmetic deformity.
Dr. Steitz individualizes the approach and takes a holistic view of the nose, septum and surrounding structural support, to tailor the treatment towards the patient’s specific anatomy, creating a reliable, long-term result.