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Surgical Pearls
August 1, 2019

Suspension Technique for Unstable Nasal Bones

Author Affiliations
  • 1Hals-Nasen-Ohrenklinik, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 1, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0535

Nasal fractures are the most common facial fracture1 and are well known to any nasal surgeon. Although most fractures are easily treated, more severe injuries with bilaterally unstable nasal bones can be challenging to treat and achieve a good long-term outcome.2,3 Management of unstable or floating nasal bones during rhinoplasty can also be an issue if the nasal skeleton is unstable following osteotomies.