In 1900, Gersuny of Vienna reported the use of paraffin injection for the relief of deformity. Since then medical literature has been full of reports of the brilliant results attained by this procedure. The original method has been modified somewhat; we have learned by experience that all cases are not amenable to this form of treatment; we have also learned that serious complications sometimes follow its use.
In this paper I wish to make a comparison and to draw conclusions between paraffin injections and plastic surgery for the relief of saddle-nose.
The selection of cases is of the greatest importance if good cosmetic effect are to follow paraffin injections. I can not do better than to repeat what Paget1 says:
It is important that the skin of the nose be free, loose, soft, healthy and abundant, so that you can raise it a full fold between your finger and
WELTY CF. TRANSPLANTATION OF BONE FOR THE RELIEF OF SADDLE-NOSE.WITH REPORT OF ONE CASE. JAMA. 1905;XLV(20):1481–1486. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510200027001f
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