The purpose of this communication is to describe a new procedure for the correction of limited nasal depressions by rearrangement of the nasal cartilages. A depression may involve the entire nasal frame or be confined to the bony or cartilaginous portion of the nose. The precise readjustment of all nasal components is essential for the restoration of a normal anatomic configuration.
The method of reconstruction described here applies to nasal depressions of traumatic origin. Heretofore, the usual procedure has been to correct nasal depressions by the use of a cartilage graft from a rib and in smaller defects by means of auricular and alar cartilages. The advantages of a procedure that dispenses with the use of free cartilaginous grafts are many. This applies to subcutaneous defects of the upper and middle sections of the nose.
The auricular and alar cartilages used occasionally for the correction of slight
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