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Article updated: 10/4/2011 8:09 AM

Broken nose is the most common facial fracture

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The nose is made up of two nostrils shaped by cartilage. Two bones at the bridge of your nose, called the nasal root, hold the cartilage in place.

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The nose is made up of two nostrils shaped by cartilage. Two bones at the bridge of your nose, called the nasal root, hold the cartilage in place. It's the bone part that might get in the way of a football, get knocked around in a car accident, or be the place where you land if you fall off a play set.
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