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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-39

Patient satisfaction following closed reduction of nasal bone fracture


1 Associate Professor and Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Medical College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Registrar, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Medical College,King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Fellow, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Medical College,King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Asst. Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Medical College,King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
MD Ahmad Al Arfaj
Department of Otorhinolaryngology King Abdul Aziz Hospital PO. Box 245, Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274654

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Objective: To present the clinical profile of patients subjected to closed reduction of fractured nasal bone and review the outcome of the procedure from the patient’s perspective. Methods: Patients with nasal bone fracture treated with closed reduction in King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2013 were included. The essential data consisting of personal details, history, examination, details of surgical corrections were charted. Patients were followed-up by a telephonic interview to obtain their level of satisfaction of the outcome. Results: Of the 163 patients who were studied, 147 patients could be successfully contacted and interviewed, and 16 patients could not be contacted. Of the 147 patients, 65 (44%) patients expressed full satisfaction with the functional and aesthetic outcome; 42 (29%) patients were partially satisfied but would not consider revision surgery; 39 (27%) patients were not satisfied and would consider revision surgery. Conclusion: Despite a relatively high patient satisfaction rate with the functional and aesthetic outcome of closed reduction of nasal fracture, a significant number of patients (27%) are unsatisfied.A thorough pre-operative evaluation of the nasal deformity including presence of pre-existing deformities and meticulous surgical correction might reduce the rate of the unsatisfactory outcome of the primary surgical procedure.


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