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April 1938

LATERAL PRESSURE SPLINT FOR THE NOSE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(4):474-475. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030485011
Abstract

The pressure splint which I shall describe (figs. 1 and 2 A) provides a means of delivering a continuous, desired amount of lateral pressure at any desired point on the nose. It may be used to deliver pressure on opposite sides of the nose at the same time (fig. 2 B). Finally, it has one binding post which permits no "pendulum" action of its arm. The fixed arm from this post can be used in a number of desired ways, as an over the face point of attachment for traction bands, wires, etc.

The base is a simple wire frame fixed to the forehead, which is first taped and then covered with a layer of softened dental composition. The frame, which is embedded in this composition, will remain fixed to the skin for four or five days, its motion being limited at most to a few millimeters, that allowed by

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