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To review current management techniques and describe an alternative technique for managing epistaxis in athletes.
Nosebleeds are not usually considered a serious medical condition, but management can be a challenge. Traditional management techniques may place opposing athletes at risk for blood exposure.
The purpose of this article is to review the anatomy of the nasal blood supply, discuss various etiologies and outline the evaluation of epistaxis, and present various management techniques, including an alternative to traditional techniques.
The alternative management technique presented allows effective management of epistaxis and quick return to play while reducing the risk of blood exposure for other competitors.