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July 1928


Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(1):78. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020086012

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For a long time a want has been felt for an instrument that could safely be used for the removal of bony irregularities along the dorsum of the nose.

The usual nasal hump is best removed by the bayonet-shaped saw devised by Joseph of Berlin. But the small sharp points or edges which frequently appear on the nose following fracture of the nasal bones or the small hump which the patient wishes removed cannot be smoothed off with a saw blade. The usual procedure in such cases is to use a chisel.

The ordinary chisel is a dangerous instrument to use in rhinoplastic operations. It is likely to cut deeper than the surgeon intends, or it may cause the bone to split in an unexpected direction.

To overcome this difficulty, I have devised the osteoplastic plane, which operates on the principle of the carpenter's plane. It is made in

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