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December 1950


Author Affiliations

From the Division of Rhinoplasty of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(6):962-963. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030989017

The nasal splint described here differs from other nasal splints of this type in the following manner. There is a left and right thread; thus, when the center screw is turned, pressure is applied equally to both nasal bones. The screw is turned from the top, preventing a shift in position or movement of the splint while pressure is being applied. The center overhead band produces a perfect fit and prevents the splint from slipping on the nose.

4. The lateral bands are supplied with hooks which fit into the side bars. These bands can be removed and washed. The precautions observed in the use of clamps should be followed, especially when used immediately postoperatively. The osteotomy should be complete for application of this splint to a greenstick fracture would be disastrous. The skin Fig. 1.—Photograph of splint showing right and left threads, top screw and position of the bands.

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