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This splint is intended for cases of nasal fracture in which there is a drawing upward of the point of the nose or of the alæ. Permit me to describe it by the narration of a case in which necessity demanded it
C. W., boy aged 10 years, was brought to me, having been kicked by a horse several days before. The toe of the animal struck the nasal septum at its junction with the upper lip. The blow cut the septum loose from the lip. A wound extended through the septum from the point of union with the lip directly upward for three-fourths of an inch.
The detached edge of the septum was rolled up into the nose; both alæ were forced upward; the nasal bones were detatched from the maxillary and driven upward, and small pieces of the maxillary were broken on each side of the nose. The
HAWES J. A NEW SPLINT FOR NASAL FRACTURES AND DEFORMITIES.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(3):120-122. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440290026001n