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June 1929

A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR THE REDUCTION OF NASAL FRACTURES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(6):657-658. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030689011
Abstract

One of the difficulties encountered in the reduction of nasal fractures is the liberation of overriding or depressed fragments. An attempt to replace lateral overriding by force frequently results in breaking of the thin edges of the fragments

Instrument for the reduction of nasal fractures.

with consequent loss of bony substance. In this type, as well as in the depressed fracture, it is necessary to raise the bony nasal bridge from within so as to free the bones from their unnatural position and permit replacement in the midline. To accomplish this frequently requires considerable force, as impaction is a common observation.

The instrument that has been devised enables one to accomplish this purpose with ease. The thin intranasal portion is slipped into the nose and carried well under the bridge. The handle, which is set at an angle of approximately 60 degrees, fits the grip nicely and permits the operator

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