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December 1940


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NEW YORK Assistant Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(6):1102-1106. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660021110014

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The following new instruments have been devised to aid the rhinoplastic surgeon in obtaining better results with the least possible trauma and in the shortest time. They are also intended to solve some difficult problems with which the surgeon may be confronted. They are (1) a perforated saw guide, (2) a periosteal elevator and saw director, (3) a nasal chisel, (4) an alar forceps and (5) a nasal saw director.

The perforated saw guide (fig. 2) is intended for use only by the beginner who experiences some difficulty in securing the saw in the desired position along the nasofacial angle of the nose. When the saw guide is placed at the nasal-facial angle or at the internasal suture line the saw is permitted to enter the perforation in the instrument. The guide is then held securely with the left hand, and with the right hand the surgeon can saw through

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